Donna Brazile on Bannon: At least I pissed people off 'with my own book'

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 BannonRatcliffe, Schiff battle over Biden emails, politicized intelligence Juan Williams: Trump's search for dirt falls flat Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 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.

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 John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE’s family and administration.

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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 ClintonObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Ballot initiatives in Colorado, Louisiana could restrict abortion access Trump mocks Joe Biden's drive-in rallies at North Carolina event MORE over Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Trump mocks Joe Biden's drive-in rallies at North Carolina event Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' 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.