Donna Brazile takes dig at Steve Bannon over Breitbart exit

Angelo Anderson
January 12, 2018

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, stepped down from his position at Breitbart News after a contentious feud with the president and his comments in a new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House". Fortunately, they were much more composed when discussing the prospect of Steve Bannon joining the network.

The president and other White House aides have blasted it as inaccurate trash, but it was the top-selling book in the USA last week and its numbers are likely to grow far higher.

His attack on Bannon as an incompetent lunatic raised the question of why Trump had appointed him to high positions in his campaign and administration in the first place - just as his later attacks on Wolff as a malicious fabulist raised the question of why he had allowed him almost free rein in the White House.

As NPR's Susan Davis reported on Morning Edition, Bannon became a huge distraction for President Trump and Republican lawmakers who hoped to turn their attention, and the nation's attention, to their political agenda for 2018. The book now sits at No. 1 on the Amazon books best-sellers list.

The unavailability of Wolf's exceptional book is increasing the number of people who are reading its pirated version and the numbers have gone beyond any famous film or television show.

"You know, Michael, your credibility is being questioned", McCain began.

"Traditionally, in situations like this, it's the disgruntled staffers who aren't loyal to their principal who give interviews like this", McCain told Wolff.

On Monday, Wolff told MSNBC that in Bannon's comments to him, "Don Jr.'s name come up again and again" and that Bannon's remarks regarding treason and lack of patriotism were "not directed at Manafort, they were directed directly at Don Jr".

"In this case he's aiming at inside the White House and inside the president's inner circle. and by castigating the president for a lack of intelligence, lack of focus and lack of seriousness of goal". He says he hasn't read Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, yet.

Last week, the book prompted a cease-and-desist letter from one of Trump's lawyer.

Bannon also predicted in the book that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, would "crack" Trump Jr "like an egg on national TV". He also said it included defamatory statements and could be considered an "invasion of privacy". Since reports of the book's contents emerged a week ago, retailers have struggled to keep up, with warning of delays of two to four weeks for delivery. "This is the antithesis of an actionable libel claim".

Henry Holt and Company moved up its original January 9 publication date to last Friday and the book quickly became a best-seller.

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