McConnell told Trump the White House reaction on Bannon was 'perfect': report

McConnell told Trump the White House reaction on Bannon was 'perfect': report
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Republicans confident they'll win fight on witnesses The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems to present case on abuse of power on trial's third day The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' MORE (R-Ky.) reportedly told President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff pleads to Senate GOP: 'Right matters. And the truth matters.' Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: 'Statute of limitations' for Biden apology is 'up' Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation MORE that the White House's reaction to former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who criticized the president and his family in a new book, was "perfect."

“He told the president it was perfect and he wouldn’t change a word,” one person familiar with the discussion said, according to The Washington Post.

On Wednesday, Trump split from Bannon in dramatic fashion after excerpts of the book including Bannon's comments were released.
 
Trump in a statement accused Bannon of having "lost his mind" and of being "only in it for himself."
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“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 from the former Trump adviser as the extent of his break with the president became clear.

In the book, Bannon reportedly calls a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that included Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic."

Trump's lawyers on Wednesday also reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon, ordering him to refrain from making "disparaging" statements about Trump and his family.