Steve Bannon Will Not Survive His Dust-up With President Trump
Thursday, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich (R) mouthed the word “No” when asked if Steve Bannon could survive his battle with President Donald Trump
Mr. Gingrich made the gesture as he was leaving the Capitol after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
“Well, I think Bannon has lost his mind, so that was an accurate tweet,” Mr. Gingrich told reporters, referring to President Trump’s statement Wednesday that Mr. Bannon “lost his mind” after losing his job as chief strategist.
Mr. Bannon takes center stage in an explosive new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” detailing The Trump Presidency, saying that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians was “treasonous” and that Ivanka Trump is “dumb as a brick.”
Gingrich said in an interview Wednesday that President Trump “won the nomination without Bannon. Trump would have won the Presidency without Bannon. And Trump has governed without Bannon.”
“Bannon has an exaggerated sense of self-importance, and the news media, of course, builds it up, because it’s exactly, in the age of the Kardashians, the kind of nonsense that they love to fill time and space with,” Mr. Gingrich said.
A lawyer for President Donald Trump sent a Cease & Desist letter to the author and publisher of the book containing explosive claims about the administration.
Attorney Charles Harder sent a letter to author Michael Wolff and his publisher Henry Holt and Co. Inc. that demanded they “Cease and Desist from any further publication, release or dissemination” of the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
New York Magazine published a lengthy excerpt of the book Wednesday. It is slated for a full release next Tuesday.
Attorney Harder also sent a Cease and Desist letter to former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon Wednesday night regarding the book.
The published excerpt contains several quotes from Mr. Bannon and others within President Trump’s inner circle bashing the President and members of his family. The White House called the book “trashy tabloid fiction.”
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