That didn't take long. Donald Trump has lashed out at his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, over revelations in a new book in which the Breitbart boss says many unflattering things about Trump, his kids and the White House administration.
Trump denounced Bannon in a statement claiming that "he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."
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On Wednesday, excerpts from an upcoming Michael Wolff book showed that Bannon called a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." Bannon, who did not join the Trump campaign until August 2016, also said there was "zero" chance that then-candidate Trump did not meet with the attendees.
In a statement Wednesday, the president said Bannon — the nationalist firebrand — "had very little to do" with his electoral victory in 2016. Trump added that "Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look."
Rock on, Don. You're going down, pal.