Steve Bannon Persona non Grata at Trump White House
Steve Bannon’s outlandish and inflammatory comments featured in a new book about The Trump Administration cost him any chance of returning to the White House.
Deputy WH Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters on Air Force One that Mr. Bannon’s derogatory remarks about President Donald Trump, members of his Family, and his Presidency as a whole were damaging.
“I do not believe there is any way back for Mr. Bannon at this point,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley said. “It is very obvious Mr. Bannon worked with author Michael Wolff on this particular book [in an effort to discredit the President].”
Mr. Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” was rushed into release last Friday. It gossips about the early days of The Trump Administration calling it chaotic, and Mr. Bannon is quoted several times bashing President Trump whom he worked for,
Hogan Gidley told reporters, “The President has been very clear on his thoughts. It is very obvious the book is false and fake.
“When you go after somebody’s family in the matter which [Bannon] did, two of the president’s children are serving this nation, sacrificing in their service, it is repugnant, it is grotesque, and I challenge anybody to go and talk about somebody’s family and see if that person doesn’t come back and comes back hard.”
Sunday, Steve Bannon backtracked his remarks, saying, in part, “Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around. My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda, as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama.”