After excerpts of a new book on Trump Fire and Fury leaked this morning, showing that white nationalist Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon shivved President Trump in the trunk at an interview with the book’s author Michael Wolff, the President spewed forth an excoriating disavowal of his erstwhile BFF.
Trump totally torches Bannon: “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” Full statement: pic.twitter.com/ElhChPiOx8
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 3, 2018
In the interview, Bannon calls the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Kremlin intelligence agents, “treasonous,”he specified there were no lawyers and said that Trump Jr is going to be cracked like an Egg on national TV.
Bannon and Trump two maintained a semblance of closeness even after Bannon was made to resign by the White House in August, together with the arrival of a new chief of staff, General John Kelly.
He had previously served as Trump’s campaign chairman following now-indicted Paul Manafort has been forced to step down because of his innumerable ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.
Paul Manafort had substituted Corey Lewandowski, that had been caught on tape physically attacking a woman journalist from FOX News.
Once known as “President” Bannon for his outsized sway over Trump’s white nationalist views, the accused wife-beater parted ways with the President when he supported credibly accused child molester Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate chief.
Although Trump endorsed Moore and had the Republican National Committee resume funding his campaign after the child molestation accusations arose, his relationship with Bannon wasn’t the same.
Trump also took a big hit.
Now, they are turning on each other.
Though Bannon may think he is saving himself from being collateral damage from Special Prosecutor Mueller’s Russia investigation by casting the President under the bus, in actuality, he’s proving he understood Trump was treasonous all together and worked with him anyway.
He shouldn’t understand that aiding and abetting treason is a crime unto itself.