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 passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes 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).

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr., Meadows wear matching Trump jackets on 'Fox & Friends' Group auctioning off hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses MORE mocked the Breitbart News chief over the defeat of Bannon's chosen candidate, Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreTrump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' The Hill's Campaign Report: Rising Klobuchar, Buttigieg face test in diverse states MORE (R), who had previously defeated an incumbent backed by President Trump, Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeThe biggest political upsets of the decade State 'certificate of need' laws need to go GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (R), in the state's primary months before.

"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 ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE.

The meeting between Trump Jr., the president's son-in-law, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump campaign opening 15 community centers to reach black voters Trump declares US-India relationship 'stronger than ever before' Trumps tour Taj Mahal to cap off first day in India MORE, campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortStone judge under pressure over calls for new trial President Trump's assault on checks and balances: Five acts in four weeks Free Roger Stone MORE and the Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has become a central focus of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump has previously denied any knowledge of the meeting.

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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 BannonStone faces sentencing amid political firestorm Sunday shows preview: 2020 Democrats jockey for top spot ahead of Nevada caucuses Yes, Democrats have to defend their African-American base against Trump 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.”