Trump's Statement In Response to Steve Bannon Is #Petty AF

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Donald Trump took a few hours to get a statement in response to Steve Bannon, who said this morning the June 2016 meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with Russian officials to get dirt on Hillary Clinton was 'treasonous' and 'unpatriotic'. Donald Trump responded in a stinging statement, saying Bannon "has nothing to do with me or my Presidency" and "not only lost his job, he lost his mind". Trump continued to downplay Bannon's role in securing his presidency and remarked, "Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look."

issa breakup, photo via  Vanity Fair

issa breakup, photo via Vanity Fair

Read the full statement below:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media,which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
— Statement from Donald Trump

When Bannon officially parted ways from the White House in August, Donald Trump made a tweet thanking Bannon for his contribution in defeating Hillary Clinton:

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