Trump liked Bannon's '60 Minutes' interview: report

Trump liked Bannon's '60 Minutes' interview: report
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President Trump reportedly liked the interview former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon gave to CBS News's "60 Minutes."

A source told The Washington Post that Trump was happy with Bannon's comments.

“He thought that it was an articulate and forceful defense of him, as well as a very strong and very intelligent positioning of some of the core issues of the administration,” the source said.

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Bannon during the wide-ranging interview offered blunt criticism of some of his former White House colleagues, GOP leaders, the Catholic Church and Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.

On Monday, Trump's top spokeswoman downplayed Bannon's warning that the Republican Party is destined for a "civil war" over an Obama-era program that shielded young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

“I think that Steve always likes to speak in kind of the most extreme measures,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

“I’m not sure that I agree with that.”

Sanders also defended Trump's decision to fire Comey.

“The president was right in firing Director Comey,” she said. “Since the director’s firing, we have learned new information about his conduct that only provided further justification for that firing.”