(National Sentinel) Confusion: Former chief political strategist Steve Bannon reversed course Wednesday evening during an appearance on on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight to claim that he supports President Donald J. Trump the same day disparaging remarks reportedly made by him about his former boss were published.
As reported by Breitbart News, which Bannon leads, the former presidential adviser said, “The President of the United States is a great man. You know I support him day in and day out, whether going through the country giving the Trump Miracle speech or on the show or on the website, so I don’t you have to worry about that. But I appreciate the kind words.”
Continuing, Bannon said, “President Trump, with the whole swamp up there, the D.C. apparatus, the nullification project, everything going on; he is fighting every day. There’s no doubt in your mind, right?
“And maybe things get off track, or stuff gets said, and all this heated stuff, but however, this is a guy, you voted for him, you supported him, is there any doubt in your mind he’s been fighting for and working for you, the deplorables, the forgotten man and woman, the silent majority, every day he’s been there?” he said.
The escalating war of words between Trump and Bannon comes after The Guardian published excerpts of a new book on the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, in which he quotes Bannon making dire predictions about how special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will affect Donald Trump Jr. and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.
The news site noted that in Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon slams Trump’s son, Don Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner as behaving in a “treasonous” manner, among other things, for taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016.
He also predicted that Mueller is focusing on “money laundering” involving former campaign manager Paul Manafort, Don Jr., and Kushner.
The comments drew a rebuke from Trump, who accused Bannon of losing his mind after he was fired by the commander-in-chief and that Bannon had little to do with his election victory.
Meanwhile, as ABC News reported, lawyers on behalf of Trump have sent Bannon, the president’s former chief political strategist, a cease-and-desist letter demanding he stop making further disparaging statements about Trump’s family.
Trump attorney Charles J. Harder of the firm Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP, said in a statement, “This law firm represents President Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. On behalf of our clients, legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon, that his actions of communicating with author Michael Wolff regarding an upcoming book give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients. Legal action is imminent.”
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