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 TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment 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 ClintonBill ClintonGOP rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Lawmakers, pick up the ball on health care and reform Medicaid The art of the small deal MORE and supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain 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.