Steve Bannon Responds: He praises Trump Jr as a ‘patriot’ and ‘good man’ after book criticism

Yesterday Right Journalism claimed that new report surfaced where reportedly Steve Bannon was just about to attack Michael Wolff for his book Fire and Fury when he decided to put a hold on the plans after President Donald Trump went all out in his criticism of his former staffer, reports CNN. Shortly after the first excerpts of the book were released in which Bannon was quoted as saying that Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” the former chief strategist planned to call the book “another lefty hatchet job.”

But then Trump released his own statement saying Bannon had “lost his mind” and the former aide went back on his plans.

“As I said during my interview with 60 Minutes and many times since, there is no basis to the Russian investigation. It’s a political witch hunt orchestrated by the left,” Bannon’s statement was allegedly going to say, according to CNN’s source. “Don Jr., like his father, is a great American and a patriot.

And we all know Don Jr. did not knowingly meet with Russian agents. Paul Manafort is an independent actor who clearly put his own interests ahead of the campaign and all involved. Michael Wolff took my remarks about Don Jr. out of context to sell his book.

Sadly, this is yet another lefty hatchet job intended to disrespect our President and his supporters.”

Today Steve Bannon officially responded!
From The Hill:

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new statement praised Donald Trump Jr. as a “patriot” and a “good man” and expressed “regret” for his delayed response to quoted criticism in a book released last week.

“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 provided to Axios, referring to Trump Jr.

Bannon added that his support for President Trump and his agenda is “unwavering.”

“President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus,” he said.

“I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to stand in the breech for this president’s efforts to make America great again.”

Bannon’s statement comes after a controversial new book on the Trump White House claimed Bannon called the 2016 meeting between Trump Jr. and a group of Russians “treasonous.”

“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV,” Bannon is quoted as saying in the book, referring to the investigation into Russia’s election interference.

Trump tore into Bannon after excerpts of Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” were released. Trump accused Bannon of losing his mind.

Bannon in the statement to Axios sought to further explain his comments.

“My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of ‘the evil empire’ and to making films about Reagan’s war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in selling uranium to them,” Bannon said.

He said his comments were aimed at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who he called a “seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate.”

“He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr.,” Bannon said.

He added that there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians and that the Russia probe is a “witch hunt.”

“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,” he said.

I think this was a set up by the liberal media and our President and Steve felt for it!

Alex Hall

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