Donald Trump denigrated Steve Bannon
In a book about his time in the White House, Mr Bannon called a June 2016 tryst with a group of Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr and his father’s top compete officials “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” .
In an angry statement this evening, Mr Trump hit ago, accusing the Breitbart boss of “leaking false information to the media to indulge himself seem more important than he was”.
He blasted: “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.
“When he was fomented, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
He went on: “Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winsome isn’t as easy as I make it look.
“Steve had very little to do with our noteworthy victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country.
“Yet Steve had the whole kit to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans.
“Steve doesn’t pose as my base – he’s only in it for himself.
“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he evokes the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking mock information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was.
Steve Bannon was cowed at the meeting
“It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one assembly with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no hint, whom he helped write phony books.”
According to the new book, ‘Give someone his and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’, by Michael Wolff, Mr Bannon had signified astonishment over the meeting in Trump Tower in New York.
At the sit-down, it is petitioned a Russian lawyer was offering damaging information about Democratic presidential office-seeker Hillary Clinton.
The meeting arranged by Trump’s son also included MrTrump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
It has enhance part of a federal investigation into potential collusion between the Trump operations and Russia in the election. Mr Trump has denied any such collusion.
Steve Bannon with Jared Kushner
Mr Bannon says in the post: “The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to pay with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference dwell on the 25th floor – with no lawyers.
“They didn’t have any lawyers.
“Level if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s***, and I happen to muse on it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”
The book, due out next Tuesday, was based on more than 200 interviews with Trump, postpositive major White House staffers and confidantes conducted by Wolff, a contributing senior editor for The Hollywood Reporter.
Mr Bannon became Trump’s campaign manager in the months in front of the November 2016 election, but after the Trump Tower meeting, and was chief Cadaverous House strategist during the turbulent first eight months of Trump’s presidency.
The President set afire Mr Bannon in August, removing a far-right architect of his election victory and a go force behind his nationalist and anti-globalisation agenda.
In the book, Mr Bannon also suggested he believed the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump offensive and Moscow will focus on money laundering.