Chris Christie: Bannon's plane ultimatum "never happened"

Angelo Anderson
September 13, 2017

For those hoping Bannon's exit signalled a softening of the Trump adminsitration's extremism, his response to the "60 Minutes" interview proves he's exactly who we thought he was.

Trevor Noah thinks perhaps Steve Bannon should have stayed in the dark shadows behind President Donald Trump. Christie, however, swiftly rejected the latest account of his exile back to Trenton, telling PBS NewsHour in an interview the following night that the conversation Bannon recounted never happened. Bannon, on the other hand, forgets about things like slavery.

Here are the highlights of the interview, in case you missed them. Ironically, Bannon would be considered a DREAMer by his own standards.

"This is once again where the narrative is dead wrong", he tells Rose.

"I don't even know why he's fighting about this", Noah said.

Chris Christie said he was offered Cabinet positions but turned them down, which contradicts Steven Bannon's assertion that the governor was never offered a position because he failed to defend then-candidate Donald Trump when the Access Hollywood tape was released. "I was speaking to the principal, to the man who is now the president of the United States", Christie said. 'I know that no one else cared about it.


Bannon now says Republicans are working on legislation to fix Obamacare - not to replace it.

Despite nearly daily updates coming out about special counsel Robert S. Mueller's investigation about possible Russian involvement in last year's election, Bannon says there's nothing to it. He also called the Russian Federation investigation a "waste of time".

After Rose presses him about whether or not Russians tried to influence last year's election, Bannon moderates his tone, saying "We'll have to wait till the investigation is finished". The tape featured Trump making sexually hostile comments toward women in a discussion with correspondent Billy Bush. He rolled clips of both men calling it Billy Bush Saturday, Billy Bush Weekend, etc. 'When you side with him, you have to side with him. You can criticize him behind, but when you side with him, you have to side with him.

"Billy Bush Saturday, to me, is a litmus test".

Professional photographer Peter Duke suggested the network made color adjustments to make the Breitbart News chairman look "like a bleary-eyed drunk" during his interview with Charlie Rose on "60 Minutes". "If you're on the plane, you're on the team, '" Bannon recalls.

'Didn't make the plane, ' Bannon added.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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