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WH official: 'Unlikely' Bannon will regain status in Trump circle

WH official: 'Unlikely' Bannon will regain status in Trump circle
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A White House official told Politico that it is “unlikely” Stephen Bannon will return to his former status in President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE’s circle after Bannon released a statement reiterating his support for Trump.

The former White House chief strategist called Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpBook claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run MORE a “patriot” and a “good man” in a statement earlier Sunday, adding that he regretted not addressing comments attributed to him in a new bombshell book about Trump’s White House.

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However, Politico reported that several Trump administration officials said the statement did not change views of Bannon by those close to Trump.

Bannon said in the statement that his support for Trump was “unwavering” and that "President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus.”

Trump released a blistering statement claiming that Bannon “lost his mind” after the comments attributed to Bannon first emerged.

Bannon is quoted in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” as saying the Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer was “treasonous.”

"They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV," Bannon says in the book.

The Breitbart News head had planned to release a statement in support of Trump Jr. earlier, but spiked it after Trump’s attack on Bannon.

Trump has continued to go after Bannon since, calling him “Sloppy Steve” and claiming that Bannon “cried when he got fired and begged for his job.”