Bannon called Trump a 'narcissist' before joining campaign: report
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon once called President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE a “narcissist” in the months before joining his presidential campaign in 2016, according to a new report.

Emails exchanged among multiple Breitbart News employees obtained by BuzzFeed News show Bannon saying he was “totally indifferent” about Trump winning the 2016 Iowa Republican caucuses.

"I'm totally indifferent. I'm darwinian...he who wins, wins,” Bannon said in response to an email from former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos and Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow containing a draft of a story titled “How Trump Can Win Iowa.”

Later that week, Yiannopoulos revived the email thread by sending a video of Trump talking about his relationship with God.


"He NEVER asks for forgiveness!!!" Bannon wrote back, according to the emails obtained by BuzzFeed. "It's a joke having him discuss god."

Breitbart Washington editor Matthew Boyle then replied to the thread, saying Trump “can’t do anything wrong, at least in his mind.”

"Trump is a genius at showing absolutely no weakness whatsoever and projecting macho man confidence,” Boyle wrote. “He is a giant walking, living, breathing self-fulfilling prophecy."

“Narcissist,” Bannon replied.

The newly revealed emails come after Trump on Wednesday issued a blistering statement on Bannon, saying he had “lost his mind” after leaving the White House and claiming he had “no influence” on Trump.

Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonCensus citizenship question will help voting rights enforcement Scottish leader pulls out of BBC conference over Bannon invitation Bannon: Timing of Nikki Haley's departure 'horrific' MORE has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said in the statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

Trump also blasted Bannon’s political abilities in the statement, saying he had “everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama” and saying Bannon “doesn’t represent my base - he’s only in it for himself.”

Earlier Wednesday, excerpts from Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” were leaked that quoted Bannon describing a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Early ballots pouring in with 15 days to the midterms O'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot MORE, two other top Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

"They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV," Bannon reportedly said.

Bannon left his role in the Trump administration in August and returned to his position as executive chairman at Breitbart.