(National Sentinel)Â Break-up: President Donald J. Trump took aim at his one-time senior presidential advisor Steve Bannon on Wednesday after publication of comments critical of Trump and his family were published byÂ The Guardian.
The excerpts were included in an upcoming book byÂ Michael Wolff, in which Bannon slams the Trump’s son, Don Jr., and son-in-law Jared Kushner as behaving in a Â “treasonous” manner, among other things.
TheÂ Breitbart News chief also slamsÂ campaign chairman Paul Manafort and calls their infamous meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign â€œtreasonousâ€ and â€œunpatriotic.â€
â€œSteve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,â€ Trump said in a statement Wednesday.
â€œWhen he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party,” he added.
He noted that Bannon did not deserve any credit for the president’s victory.
“Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isnâ€™t as easy as I make it look,â€ Trump said.
â€œSteve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesnâ€™t represent my baseâ€”heâ€™s only in it for himself,” he continued.
Trump also accused Bannon of being one of the infamous administration leakers of information to the media, which plague the White House early on.
â€œSteve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was,â€ he said. â€œIt is the only thing he does well.â€
He added, â€œSteve 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.â€
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