Trump Jr. slams Bannon on Ala. loss: 'keep up the great work'

Trump Jr. slams Bannon on Ala. loss: 'keep up the great work'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE's eldest son on Wednesday slammed former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon for his work on the  Alabama Senate race, which was won by now-Sen. Doug Jones (D).

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"Thanks Steve. Keep up the great work," Trump Jr. tweeted, reacting to Jones's swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.

Jones defeated Moore in December after allegations surfaced that Moore decades ago pursued relationships with girls as young as 14. Trump eventually endorsed Moore after the allegations surfaced, citing Jones's liberal record.

Trump Jr.'s attack on his father's former top strategist comes hours after the White House declared war on Bannon over quotes made in a forthcoming book from Michael Wolff detailing the inner workings of the first days of the Trump administration.

Bannon claimed that there is "zero" chance that then-candidate  Trump was not informed about his son's meeting with a Russian lawyer who promised "dirt" on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh could be done quickly Hillary Clinton urges Americans to 'check and reject' Trump's 'authoritarian tendencies' by voting in midterms EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency MORE.

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Bannon also refers to Trump Jr.'s conduct as "treasonous," according to excerpts of the book published by The Guardian.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately," Bannon said in the book.

Trump himself responded to Bannon's comments in a statement Wednesday, accusing the former chief strategist of losing his mind.

Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonOur policies on immigration should be forward-thinking Ann Coulter believes Kushner wrote anonymous op-ed bashing Trump Bannon seeks to boost Republican turnout in midterms with new film MORE has nothing to do with me or my presidency,” Trump said. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”