Why has the 'Fire and Fury' book angered Trump so much?
Jan 08 2018
Bannon and his allies drafted a statement Wednesday praising Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., after excerpts of Wolff's explosive exposé quoted Bannon calling Trump's eldest son "treasonous" and "unpatriotic", a Bannon ally told CNN.
Bannon walked back many of his remarks on Sunday about the Russian Federation investigation, Trump, and his family.
"Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book", Trump wrote.
A manager of Barnes & Noble in Glendale said there are no more copies in stock, adding that customers have a better chance to find the book if they pay over the phone.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday defended Trump administration staffers on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos". "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around", Bannon said in a statement to Axios.
He added that his comments about the Russian Federation meeting were directed towards former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who also attended the meeting along with Trump Jr. and Kushner. They are reportedly happy that Bannon is being recognized as a duplicitous loose cannon. "To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr".
The president also claimed that Bannon "cried when he got fired and begged for his job".
Bannon's apology came after Trump went on a scorched-earth offensive against him in the wake of his comments.
This February 11, 2017, file photo shows Steve Bannon, then US President Donald Trump's chief strategist, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump tweeted Friday that he gave "Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book!" White supremacists use the term "globalist" as a euphemism for "Jewish" a the group targeted by Bannon includes former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn who, like Kushner, is Jewish.