Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman Donna Brazile on Tuesday took a swipe at Stephen Bannon after the former chief White House strategist stepped down as chairman of Breitbart News.
"Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonBiden does not plan to shield Trump docs in Jan. 6 probe Jan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Bannon says he discussed how to 'kill this administration in the crib' with Trump before Jan. 6 MORE and I. We both ended up pissing off a lot of people. But I’ll say this for myself — at least I did it with my own book,” Brazille tweeted.
Steve Bannon and I. We both ended up pissing off a lot of people. But I’ll say this for myself—at least I did it with my own book.— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) January 9, 2018
Bannon was forced out of Breitbart a week after the publication of author Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” in which Bannon is quoted making disparaging remarks about President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE’s family and administration.
The comments prompted a blistering public rebuke from the president. Rebekah Mercer, one of Bannon's top allies and Breitbart's top financial backers, also criticized Bannon's comments in the book.
Bannon issued a statement further explaining his remarks, but it was rejected by the White House.
Brazile’s book, published late last year, spawned anger among Democrats after she wrote that the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged in favor of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (I-Vt.)
The book described an agreement between the DNC, the Clinton campaign and Clinton’s joint fundraising committee that Brazile wrote would have turned the party’s finances and fundraising strategy over to Clinton’s campaign.
Brazile also wrote that she considered replacing Clinton as the presidential candidate after Clinton had a bout with pneumonia.
Clinton campaign staffers ripped the book, saying it was an inaccurate description of the White House bid.
“For those who are telling me to shut up, they told Hillary that a couple months ago. You know what I tell them? Go to hell. I’m going to tell my story,” Brazile said in response to the criticism.