No way back for Steve Bannon: White House

11 January, 2018, 09:31 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
  • If you think Donald Trump's administration has been chaotic so far, wait until his advisers leave

Despite receiving tremendous push-back from the White House - which characterized the book a work of "trashy tabloid fiction" - author Michael Wolff said Trump and he would likely be "flattering" each other in a few minutes if they ever met again.

It was Bannon - Trump's former senior strategist, fired by the United States president in August - who helped give Wolff access to the White House to carry out research for his bombshell book.

"Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish", Breitbart CEO Larry Solov said in the statement, which also included a comment from Bannon.

Asked if Trump was also an anti-Semite, Wolff did not answer directly.

"And you have not heard the last from me", he said.

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According to Wolff, Bannon said that special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is investigating Russian interference into the 2016 election, would "crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV".

Conservative media outlet Breitbart News on Tuesday announced that Steve Bannon is stepping down as Breitbart's executive chairman.

In addition, as if to rub salt in Trump's wounds, Bannon makes caustic remarks in the book about the president's ability to follow complex subjects. He issued a statement praising the president's eldest son and says he regrets not having released it sooner.

By contrast, Mr Bannon now seems to be striking a more conciliatory tone with the President, saying: "There was no collusion and the investigation is a witch hunt".

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