Trump Jr. slams Bannon on Ala. loss: 'keep up the great work'

Trump Jr. slams Bannon on Ala. loss: 'keep up the great work'
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President TrumpDonald John Trump20 weeks out from midterms, Dems and GOP brace for surprises Sessions responds to Nazi comparisons: 'They were keeping the Jews from leaving' Kim Jong Un to visit Beijing this week MORE's eldest son on Wednesday slammed former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon for his work on the  Alabama Senate race, which was won by now-Sen. Doug Jones (D).

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"Thanks Steve. Keep up the great work," Trump Jr. tweeted, reacting to Jones's swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Jones defeated Moore in December after allegations surfaced that Moore decades ago pursued relationships with girls as young as 14. Trump eventually endorsed Moore after the allegations surfaced, citing Jones's liberal record.

Trump Jr.'s attack on his father's former top strategist comes hours after the White House declared war on Bannon over quotes made in a forthcoming book from Michael Wolff detailing the inner workings of the first days of the Trump administration.

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Bannon also refers to Trump Jr.'s conduct as "treasonous," according to excerpts of the book published by The Guardian.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately," Bannon said in the book.

Trump himself responded to Bannon's comments in a statement Wednesday, accusing the former chief strategist of losing his mind.

Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonBannon says Trump should fire Rosenstein if he doesn’t comply with subpoenas Bannon on migrant family separation: Zero tolerance doesn't have to be justified Hillicon Valley: Fallout from bombshell DOJ report on Clinton probe | AT&T win could see new wave of mergers | World Cup cyber warning | Facebook comms chief stepping down MORE has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”