(National Sentinel)Â Political Dogfight: Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, now back withÂ Breitbart News, the influential conservative media enterprise he ran before joining then-GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s campaign, is set to launch broadsides at current Trump administration figures in a soon-to-be-released interview with “60 Minutes.”
As reported by his news organization, one of Bannon’s targets is Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic advisor, who broke publicly with the president over the latter’s comments following the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month that both Left-wingÂ and Right-wing groups were to blame.
“If youâ€™re going to break with him resign. The stuff that was leaked out that week by certain members of the White House, I thought that was unacceptable,â€ Bannon told CBS anchor Charlie Rose in an interview.
Breitbart News noted further:
Gary Cohn complained aboutÂ Trumpâ€™s response on-the-recordÂ and associates revealed to the New York Times that he had even drafted a resignation letter. His son-in-law Jared Kushner and his daughter Ivanka Trump urged him to â€œtake a more moderate stanceâ€Â according to the New York Times.
Bannon called out Cohn by name.
“Iâ€™m obviously talking about Gary Cohn and some other people,â€ he said. â€œIf you donâ€™t like what heâ€™s doing and you donâ€™t agree with it, you have an obligation to resign.â€
Bannon went on to say in the interview that Trump wasn’t defending neo-Nazis and white supremacists, but merely the language and spirit of the First Amendment.
He also described himself as a â€œstreet fighterâ€ for Trump who would continue to support the president outside the White House.
â€œBy the way, I think thatâ€™s why President Trump and I get along. Donald Trumpâ€™s a fighter, great counterpuncher. Heâ€™s a fighter. Iâ€™m going to be his wingman outside for the entire time,â€ Bannon said.
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