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 TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti 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).

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony House Intel Dem: Bannon asserted ‘very novel’ definition of executive privilege during testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members MORE mocked the Breitbart News chief over the defeat of Bannon's chosen candidate, Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreDNC chairman: ‘The party of Lincoln is officially dead’ Dems search for winning playbook 'Saturday Night Live' tackles talk of Oprah presidential bid MORE (R), who had previously defeated an incumbent backed by President Trump, Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeDems search for winning playbook Stephen Bannon steps down from Breitbart Scott joins Armed Services Committee MORE (R), in the state's primary months before.

"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.

Bannon claimed that there is "zero" chance that then-candidate  Trump was not informed about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised "dirt" on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE.

The meeting between Trump Jr., the president's son-in-law, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHope Hicks to meet with House Intel in Russia probe: report US officials warned Kushner about friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch: report Overnight Regulation: Fight erupts over gun export rules | WH meets advocates on prison reform | Officials move to allow Medicaid work requirements | New IRS guidance on taxes MORE, campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John Manafort'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Overnight Cybersecurity: Bipartisan bill aims to deter election interference | Russian hackers target Senate | House Intel panel subpoenas Bannon | DHS giving 'active defense' cyber tools to private sector Manafort associate Richard Gates no longer under home confinement MORE and the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has become a central focus of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has previously denied any knowledge of the meeting.

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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 BannonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony House Intel Dem: Bannon asserted ‘very novel’ definition of executive privilege during testimony The Hill's 12:30 Report 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.”