The New York Daily News is mocking former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on its Monday cover for his about-face on his comments about Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpRittenhouse to speak at Turning Point USA event White House calls Jan. 6 text revelations 'disappointing' Court orders release of some redacted passages of Mueller report MORE
“Sloppy Steve Cucks Himself,” the Daily News’s headline reads.
Bannon issued a statement Sunday praising Trump Jr. as a “patriot” and a “good man” in response to intense backlash over his reported comments labeling the president’s son “unpatriotic.”
“I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president’s historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency,” Bannon said in a statement.
In excerpts released last week from Michael Wolff's book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon labeled a 2016 meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer “treasonous.”
“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” Bannon is quoted as saying, referencing the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE has responded harshly to his former chief strategist, saying Bannon “lost his mind” when he left his White House job last August.
Trump recently doubled down on his criticism of Bannon, labeling him “Sloppy Steve” on Twitter.