President Trump Says Steve Bannon Has ‘Lost His Mind’ [FULL STATEMENT]

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Getty President Donald Trump, pictured in the Oval Office with Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn, said Bannon has "lost his mind" in a scathing statement.

President Donald Trump issued a scathing statement attacking his former White House chief strategist and campaign chairman Steve Bannon, saying Bannon “lost his mind” when he was fired by the administration.

Trump’s statement is in response to quotes from an upcoming book by Bannon in which he called Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a group of Russians “treasonous.” The book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” is written by Michael Wolff and is set to be released January 9. It was excerpted Wednesday by New York Magazine and quotes from an advance copy were also published by The Guardian.

In the excerpts, Bannon addresses the June 2016 meeting held with a group of Russians in Trump Tower by Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort.

“The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor — with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers,” Bannon said, according to The Guardian “Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s*it, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Bannon also told Wolff that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is examining possible money laundering and said the White House is “sitting on a beach trying to stop a Category Five” hurricane, according to The Guardian.

You can read Trump’s full statement in response to the book below:

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. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

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, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base, he’s only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, 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 to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

Bannon, a former banker who is the executive chairman of Breitbart News, became the Trump campaign’s chief executive officer in August 2016 after Manafort was removed from the position. After Trump’s election win, Bannon became the White House’s chief strategist. He left the White House in August 2017.

Trump Jr. also responded to Bannon, tweeting, “Andrew Breitbart would be ashamed of the division and lies Steve Bannon is spreading!”

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Somebody

@Nobody, I will start off by saying this. I am not a Trump supporter, but I will admit that he has accomplished some of his agenda. Now, aside from Trump accomplishing a few things; in my opinion (yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion; so please don’t get all keyboard warrior on this comment) Trump has the maturity level of an 11-year-old boy going through puberty. He throws hissy fits when he doesn’t get his way. He bans words such as climate change and phrases to avoid admitting we have a major climate change on our hands. He is a danger to this Country with his tantrums on Twitter. He is absolutely shady as all hell. You would have to be turning a very blind eye to actually believe he had no dealings with Russia. He should just admit it, guaranteed it wouldn’t be half as bad as people think it is. When people from the Dept of Defense along with certain Congress members are asking for Trump to step down after his little Tweet about having a bigger button for nuclear weapons and not being afriad to push it, in regards to N. Korea’s President’s comment. They both act like children trying to get the last word. Guess Trumps Mother never taught him to think before he speaks or in today’s age “tweet”. Everyone who has said something he didn’t like or brought attention to Trump’s involvement in anything Trump doesn’t want people to know; just happened to “resign” or “step down”. Oh, and your little comment about patriots wanting recognition, Trump supporters are also patriotic. Being patriotic is not something anyone is asking recognition for, being a patriot is loving your country, being proud to be an American. The only patriots that deserve recognition but are looked over are our military. That’s my opinion on Trump, as for you I really think you should download this great app called Grammarly. It shows you all the mistakes you make in your writing. If you had it, you would have realized you really shouldn’t be posting anything on here in someone’s favor with the ridiculous amount of grammatical errors you have made in your post. It is nonsensical and just jibberish. If you want to post something, please make sure you know what you are talking about. I am sorry, but if you are a Trump supporter I am ever so thankful I am not a fellow supporter; not in a million years would I want to be put in the same category as someone like you.

JOHN MAYOR


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And some wonder why many of our young are harming themselves through drug use– and dying!… as they sense a hopelessness in our corrupt Human Systems!
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Please!… no emails!… Jesus is Lord!

Nobody

I believe, it’s quite funny, it was not a fight for you, me ,or the other guy , it was a fight for America, freedom ! The last few administration’s, wanted to take that away , if you looked at the fight, for money, instead of liberty and justice for all , you were ,in the wrong game! All those who voted for Donald J Trump , seen the corruption! felt the economic pain ! The vote for Donald Trump was a vote for America… Now ! you see these so-called Patriots, now wanting recognition, for something they should have done freely, and willingly , not expecting any kind of reward !! but , to be behind the scenes, pushing forward that agenda, that will make America great again !! For those who believe that Trump and America owes you something ? Shame on you !!! you have got, a lot of growing up to do..

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