Juicy excerpts from an upcoming book by author Michael Wolff roiled the White House this week. Ousted Trump adviser Steve Bannon is quoted extensively, his derisive words serving to undermine the administration.
President Trump was quick to retaliate.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” begins a scathing statement penned by Trump.
“Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory… Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama.”
Bannon was one of the first conservatives to publicly support Roy Moore’s doomed campaign after he was accused of being a lecherous old man. His support, Trump argues, tainted voters’ minds.
“Steve pretends to be at war with the media,” Trump continued, “which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence.”
Bannon’s a bigger name now than he was while he was in the White House. He’s successfully extending his career by creating drama outside of Washington. He’s still has a lot of conservative voters under his influence.
Wow, Just looked at the comments section on Breitbart. Wow. When Bannon has lost Breitbart, he’s left with . . . umm, nothing.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 3, 2018