Bannon called Trump a 'narcissist' before joining campaign: report
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon once called President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE a “narcissist” in the months before joining his presidential campaign in 2016, according to a new report.

Emails exchanged among multiple Breitbart News employees obtained by BuzzFeed News show Bannon saying he was “totally indifferent” about Trump winning the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses.

"I'm totally indifferent. I'm darwinian...he who wins, wins,” Bannon said in response to an email from former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow containing a draft of a story titled “How Trump Can Win Iowa.”

Later that week, Yiannopoulos revived the email thread by sending a video of Trump talking about his relationship with God.


"He NEVER asks for forgiveness!!!" Bannon wrote back, according to the emails obtained by BuzzFeed. "It's a joke having him discuss god."

Breitbart Washington editor Matthew Boyle then replied to the thread, saying Trump “can’t do anything wrong, at least in his mind.”

"Trump is a genius at showing absolutely no weakness whatsoever and projecting macho man confidence,” Boyle wrote. “He is a giant walking, living, breathing self-fulfilling prophecy."

“Narcissist,” Bannon replied.

The newly revealed emails come after Trump on Wednesday issued a blistering statement on Bannon, saying he had “lost his mind” after leaving the White House and claiming he had “no influence” on Trump.

Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonScaramucci, Frum square off on Maher: 'A good anger management class would help' Scaramucci on Priebus: He's a 'f------ Sith Lord' More than 1,000 University of Chicago alumni sign letter protesting Bannon invitation MORE has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said in the statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

Trump also blasted Bannon’s political abilities in the statement, saying he had “everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama” and saying Bannon “doesn’t represent my base - he’s only in it for himself.”

Earlier Wednesday, excerpts from Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” were leaked that quoted Bannon describing a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. denies father is racist: Black leaders who criticize all 'have pictures with him' Bannon likely to meet next week with Mueller: report Meghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' MORE, two other top Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

"They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV," Bannon reportedly said.

Bannon left his role in the Trump administration in August and returned to his position as executive chairman at Breitbart.