Albright: Bannon is pulling the strings in Trump administration

Albright: Bannon is pulling the strings in Trump administration
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in an interview Sunday that she thinks White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is "pulling the strings" in President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL players stand in tunnel during anthem, extending protests 12 former top intel officials blast Trump's move to revoke Brennan's security clearance NYT: Omarosa believed to have as many as 200 tapes MORE’s administration.

“I think that it is a very unfortunate image, because clearly, Mr. Bannon is more than a strategic adviser. I think he's the person that's pulling the strings,” Albright told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” pointing to Bannon’s place on the National Security Council’s “principals committee.”

Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 28 that restructured the National Security Council and added Bannon.

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Albright, who served as the head of the State Department under President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBill and Hillary Clinton pay tribute to Aretha Franklin Trump, Obamas and Clintons among leaders mourning Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin dies at 76 MORE and supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPapadopoulos's wife wants him to scrap plea deal with Mueller: report FBI chief: I'm trying to bring 'normalcy' in 'turbulent times' Senate Intel chief slams ex-CIA director for timing of claims about Trump-Russia ties MORE in the 2016 presidential election, said Bannon’s influence is “passing strange.”

“And I think that the influence generally of Mr. Bannon is passing strange, if I may say so, given his background and his approach to national security policy, his admiration for Lenin, a number of things that trouble me a great deal about having him be in these all-important national security meetings,” she said.

Bannon previously served as the head of Breitbart News before joining Trump's presidential campaign as its chief executive last August.