Bannon calls Trump a ‘great man,’ says he supports him ‘day in and day out’
Stephen Bannon late Wednesday called President Trump a “great man” — even after Trump tore into the former White House chief strategist following the release of excerpts from an explosive new book.
“Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books,” Trump said.
Allies of Bannon also sought to distance themselves as the extent of his break with Trump became clear.
In the book, Bannon reportedly calls a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between people including Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
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