Albright: Bannon is pulling the strings in Trump administration

Albright: Bannon is pulling the strings in Trump administration
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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said in an interview Sunday that she thinks White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is "pulling the strings" in President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE’s administration.

“I think that it is a very unfortunate image, because clearly, Mr. Bannon is more than a strategic adviser. I think he's the person that's pulling the strings,” Albright told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” pointing to Bannon’s place on the National Security Council’s “principals committee.”

Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 28 that restructured the National Security Council and added Bannon.

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Albright, who served as the head of the State Department under President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonFor 2020, Democrats are lookin’ for somebody to love A year since Parkland: we have a solution Washington restaurant celebrates holiday with presidential drinks MORE and supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE in the 2016 presidential election, said Bannon’s influence is “passing strange.”

“And I think that the influence generally of Mr. Bannon is passing strange, if I may say so, given his background and his approach to national security policy, his admiration for Lenin, a number of things that trouble me a great deal about having him be in these all-important national security meetings,” she said.

Bannon previously served as the head of Breitbart News before joining Trump's presidential campaign as its chief executive last August.