File this under “Infighting is funny.”
The White House has quickly issued this statement regarding Steve Bannon’s quoted statements in Michael Wolff’s upcoming behind-the-scenes look at the Trump presidency, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When 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.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve 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 doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.
Steve 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. It is the only thing he does well. 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.
We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
Multiple people told me this morning Trump is infuriated beyond belief at Steve Bannon’s comments about Don Junior. Saying that Trump thinks Bannon is the traitor. They’ve never seen Trump this angry. The sound of their voices? Absolutely terrified. Expect an unhinged response.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 3, 2018
“Steve Bannon was just a low-level, volunteer coffee boy.” — Trump, tomorrow
— Victor Stoddard (@VicStoddard) January 3, 2018
CNN: Steve Bannon says Trump tower meeting was treasonous.
MSNBC: Steve Bannon says Trump met with the Russians in Trump tower.
FOX NEWS: holy shit we actually have to cover this
— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) January 3, 2018
From the parody Twitter account of “President Bannon:”
About to fire Donald Trump.
— Steve Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) January 3, 2018
Did it not occur to you that "deconstructing the administrative state" could involve taking out the sitting president?— Steve Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) January 3, 2018
White House: panicking
Hot tub: filling
Tiny Hands: fuming
So much: WINNING— Steve Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) January 3, 2018