Bannon Apologizes for Role in Book Critical of White House

Bannon Apologizes for Role in Book Critical of White House

Responding to reporters' questions, Trump defended his early morning tweets about the book and that he is a genius.

"Only because I went to the best colleges, or college".

Context is everything. Five days after his quotes in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury infuriated President Donald Trump, Stephen Bannon's trying to fix things.

Journalist Wolff, no stranger to controversy, quotes several key Trump aides expressing doubt about Trump's ability to lead the world's largest economy and military hegemon.

"This is a book by a NY gossip columnist who has been known to fabricate stories, who says in his own preface that looseness with the truth is an elemental thread of the book", Cotton said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos".

"There are some serious issues", Schiff said, and added that "the pressures of the job may only get worse".


Wolff's book, published Friday, paints Trump as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of his office and spends his evenings eating cheeseburgers in bed, watching television, and talking on the phone to old friends. "For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an 'idiot.' For Gary Cohn, he was 'dumb as s--.' For H.R. McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on", according to the book. The excerpt refers to Trump's treasury secretary, former chief-of-staff, economic adviser and national security adviser, respectively.

In a statement to Axios on Sunday, Bannon expressed "regret" to Trump and walked back comments he made about Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.

There is so much demand for the new book critical of US President Donald Trump that stores can't keep up.

The statement was drafted, but Bannon had not yet made up his mind about whether to release it before the President released his own scathing statement about his former chief strategist, a second Bannon ally said. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by nearly everyone. "I guess "Sloppy Steve" [Bannon] brought him into the White House quite a bit", Trump said.

"Let me put a marker in the sand here: 100 percent of the people around him", Wolff said.

"We will have 10 copies after January 20", she said.

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