Trump: Sloppy Steve Bannon Cried When Fired

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump attacked Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon again Friday after disparaging comments he made in a new book by author Michael Wolff.

Wolff’s book includes supposed accounts of conversations with dozens of White House aides and paints a picture of chaos during the first days of the Trump administration. Prominently featured in the book is former chief strategist Steve Bannon. These comments include a personal insult of Ivanka Trump’s intelligence and a suggestion that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer offering information on then candidate Hillary Clinton was “treasonous.”

The president used his nickname for Bannon — “Sloppy Steve” — again displaying his anger over the book’s publication. Trump also made reference to Bannon’s loss of donor support from the Mercer family who publicly rebuked him.

Trump excoriated Bannon after the initial comments were revealed Wednesday in a statement declaring that Bannon “not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”

You can get Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” over at Amazon.

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