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Despite Takedown And Legal Threat, Bannon Says He Still Backs Trump

Steve Bannon was quoted in a new book pursuit a assembly that Donald Trump Jr. and other tip Trump discuss advisers took with Russian intermediaries in Jun 2016 “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

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Steve Bannon was quoted in a new book pursuit a assembly that Donald Trump Jr. and other tip Trump discuss advisers took with Russian intermediaries in Jun 2016 “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

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Former White House arch strategist Steve Bannon says that he still believes President Trump is “a good man” and that he supports Trump “day in and day out.”

He done a comments notwithstanding a fact that Trump eviscerated Bannon on Wednesday in a slicing open statement.

“Steve Bannon has zero to do with me or my Presidency,” Trump said. “When he was fired, he not usually mislaid his job, he mislaid his mind.”

Trump’s Bannon takedown came after Bannon was quoted in a new book pursuit a assembly that Donald Trump Jr. and other tip Trump discuss advisers took with Russian intermediaries in Jun 2016 “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

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Reporter Michael Wolff says his book, Fire And Fury: Inside Trump’s White House, is formed on some-more than 200 interviews with Bannon and other tip Trump advisers.

Trump’s open and blunt enmity from his onetime tip discuss and White House help was followed by a authorised threat. On Wednesday night, Beverly Hills-based counsel Charles J. Harder sent Bannon a minute claiming his interviews with Wolff disregarded a nondisclosure agreement he had sealed with a Trump campaign.

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The cease-and-desist minute threatened a lawsuit. However, via his business and domestic career, Trump has consistently threatened adversaries with lawsuit and mostly never followed adult with tangible lawsuits.

Still, Bannon insists he still supports Trump. He done a brief matter on a late night Breitbart News radio uncover promote on SiriusXM — a module that, by and large, abandoned a Trump-Bannon blowup that had dominated a news cycle everywhere else.

Bannon and other panelists discussed immigration and a entrance discuss over either to yield permanent protections for enrollees in a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Bannon usually addressed a argument when a tourist privately mentioned it.

On Thursday morning, Wolff published a mainstay on The Hollywood Reporter’s website explaining how a new book came about. Wolff pronounced that shortly after Trump’s 2016 win, he asked a president-elect for entrance to write about a incoming administration. Trump didn’t contend yes, though didn’t contend no, Wolff writes:

“Since a new White House was mostly capricious about what a boss meant or did not meant in any given utterance, his non-disapproval became a kind of pass for me to hang around — checking in any week during a Hay-Adams hotel, creation appointments with several comparison staffers who put my name in a ‘system,’ and afterwards erratic opposite a travel to a White House and plunking myself down, day after day, on a West Wing couch.”

Wolff describes a White House staff that became increasingly dumbfounded during Trump’s disinterest in governing, pell-mell government character and working rage.

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“For Rex Tillerson, he was a moron,” he writes. “For Gary Cohn, he was reticent as s—-. For H.R. McMaster, he was a destroyed idiot. For Steve Bannon, he had mislaid his mind.”

Many of a staffers quoted in a book are denying a details, and a White House is dismissing it as “trashy announcement fiction.” Trump’s lawyer, Harder, followed adult on his Bannon cease-and-desist minute with a identical note to Wolff and his publisher, warning that “your announcement of a false/baseless statements about Mr. Trump gives rises to, among other claims, insult by libel.”

But Trump’s high-profile agitator response to Bannon usually heightened a courtesy being focused on a book. Shortly after Trump’s matter was distributed to a press Wednesday, Fire And Fury had shot to a tip container of Amazon’s best-seller list.