Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPatagonia says to shut stores for a few hours during Global Climate Strike Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi unveils signature plan to lower drug prices | Trump says it's 'great to see' plan | Progressives pushing for changes On The Money: House votes to avert shutdown, fund government through November | Judge blocks California law requiring Trump tax returns | Senate panel approves three spending bills MORE (R-Ky.) threw his support Thursday behind President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE's blistering comments about former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon. 
 
"I'd like to associate myself with what the president had to say about Steve Bannon yesterday," McConnell told reporters, after being asked about comments from Bannon reported in a forthcoming book that a 2016 meeting between Trump campaign associates and a Russian lawyer was "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." 
 
Trump broke with Bannon, now the head of Breitbart News, during an explosive statement on Wednesday saying he had "lost his mind” and accused him of being “only in it for himself.”
 
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Bannon has repeatedly lashed out at McConnell, saying he should resign and predicting that he would lose his spot in Senate leadership — despite wide support from the Republican conference. 
 
He's also given Senate GOP leadership headaches by threatening to primary every sitting GOP senator, except Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz endorses GOP candidate for Senate in New Hampshire Missouri Republican wins annual craft brewing competition for lawmakers GOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan MORE (R-Texas), which would set up a slate of intraparty fights heading into the midterm elections. 
 
McConnell's public comments came after he reportedly told Trump that his statement on Bannon was "perfect." 
 
McConnell and his allies also appeared to celebrate Trump's statement on Wednesday. 
 
The Senate Leadership Fund, which has ties to the Kentucky Republican, blasted out Trump's statement. And McConnell's official campaign Twitter account tweeted out a GIF of McConnell smiling after Trump's statement.