Trump Responds to Bannon's Damning Comments in Book

'He lost his mind,' says the president of former adviser's comments to author Michael Wolff
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2018 8:39 AM CST
Updated Jan 3, 2018 1:00 PM CST

  • Bannon: The Guardian obtained an advance copy and focuses on the comments of Bannon in regard to the 2016 meeting with Russians attended by Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort. "Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s---, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately." He adds, "They're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV." And, finally, he predicts that Robert Mueller has a legitimate case against Trump via money laundering issues. 'It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner s---," he says. "The Kushner s--- is greasy."
  • 'Third rail': Jonathan Swan of Axios says that by going after the president's family, Bannon "touched the third rail of Trumpworld." The White House wasn't prepared that Bannon would do that, writes Swan.
  • Ivanka as president: The Washington Post has several excerpts of its own, including one that describes a deal Ivanka Trump made with husband Kushner. "If some time in the future the time came, she’d be the one to run for president (or the first one of them to take the shot). The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton, it would be Ivanka Trump." Another excerpt details how Melania Trump dreaded the thought of becoming first lady, but her husband assured her that he wouldn't win.

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