Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, reaffirmed Sunday his support for Trump and praised Trump’s eldest son. These statements come up after the controversial comments Michael Wolff assured Bannon said about Donald Trump Jr. in his book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
According to the book, in a 2016 meeting in New York between Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign aides, and a Russian lawyer, Bannon considered Trump Jr. as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Now, Bannon says that Trump’s son is a “patriot” and a “good man.” He regrets it took him so long to reject these comments.
“Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around,” Bannon said in a statement. “I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president’s historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency.”
Trumps criticizes ‘Fire and Fury’ saying he is a ‘very stable genius’
Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” came out recently and it has generated a lot of polemic between both republicans and democrats. In the book, Donald Trump is seen as a leader that doesn’t understand the weight of his office for the entire world.
Wolff puts Trump’s competences into question saying he is an undisciplined man-child. He also wrote that Trump didn’t even want to be president. He also dared to say that the president just spends his evenings eating cheeseburgers in bed, watching television and that he spends a lot of time talking with friends on the telephone.
Because of this, the current administration has tried to undermine Wolff’s book. Even Trump took his time to criticize the book via Twitter calling it a “fake book” made by a “discredited” author. Yesterday, he defended his fitness to be president saying he is “like, really smart” and a “very stable genius.”
“I’ve had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President. Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author,” he tweeted.
Trump also denied a 3-hour interview with Wolff in the White House. However, after these comments, Wolff said that he didn’t mean to say the president is a liar but he actually had a 3-hour interview with him.
A whole new low
To avoid the rage of Mr. Trump and the White House, Bannon decided to make a public statement denying the description that he apparently made regarding Donald Trump Jr, and that is part of Wolff’s book. He said that Trump’s son is a good man, just like his father.
As well, Bannon reaffirmed his “unwavering” support for Trump and his agenda, though he was dismissed last August. He said the comments on Wolff’s book were aimed to describe former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and not Donald Trump Jr.
Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller said that the book was “nothing but a pile of trash through and through” during a CNN appearance with host Jake Tapper. The interview became somewhat hostile. Miller also said that the book contains “poorly written fiction.”
He also made comments about Bannon’s apparent statement regarding the 2016 meeting that involved Donald Trump Jr., saying it was unfortunate and tragic that Bannon made those “grotesque” comments that are utterly fake.
Moreover, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, also raised his voice to support Trump after the aggressive critics made in the book. He said that president Trump was entirely fit to lead the United States
“These are from people who just have not accepted the fact that President Trump is the United States president and I’m sorry for them in that,” Pompeo said.
Nikki Haley, the U.S representative to the United Nations, said she is often in the White House, at least once a week, and there is no question about the mental stability of Mr. Donald Trump. She also said that these are just the kind of thing people willing to do anything for money and power and that she is amazed by this because it is a whole new low.
The comments regarding Trump’s mental stability have been circulating for a while, and they have intensified after the release of “Fire and Fury.”
“If he was unfit, he probably wouldn’t be sitting there and wouldn’t have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the Republican Party has ever seen,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, calling him “an incredibly strong and good leader.”
Source: The Washington Post