The backlash on Steve Bannon’s book, Fire and Fury has been strong and harsh from President Donald Trump, members of the Trump administration, Republicans and conservatives across the nation.
The media is running wild the comment in the book referring to the meeting with Trump Jr. and the Russian attorney as treasonous. Bannon has broken his silence, saying that the treasonous comment was meant for Paul Manafort and not Trump Jr.
Bannon also seems to be apologizing for some of the other statements and criticisms against Trump in his book. Some are already saying that Bannon has regrets and is trying to get back into Trump’s graces, but the rift is too wide for that to happen.
(BBC) – Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, has tried to reverse remarks in which he called the president’s son Donald Jr “treasonous”.
The accusation appears in Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
He was referring to a meeting in June 2016 between Mr Trump’s son and a group of Russians.
But on Sunday Mr Bannon said the barb was directed at former aide Paul Manafort, who was also present.
The Senate, House of Representatives and a special counsel are all investigating alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, allegations denied by both the Kremlin and Donald Trump…
In his explanation, Bannon said that Manafort was a ‘seasoned campaign professional’ and should have known that the Russian attorney’s baiting for the infamous meeting, was a ruse and the meeting was arranged under false pretenses, and re-iterated that his comment about treason was not aimed at Donald Trump Jr.