Seems to be like Steve Bannon’s bought a brand new nickname.
President Trump lashed out at his former chief strategist on Thursday night time in a renewed assault in opposition to Bannon after he known as the notorious assembly between Trump’s eldest son and a Russian lawyer “treasonous,” based on a brand new explosive ebook.
Bannon, who was fired from his White Home position in August, is quoted extensively in Michael Wolff’s new ebook “Hearth and Fury: Contained in the Trump White Home.”
“I approved Zero entry to White Home (really turned him down many instances) for writer of phony ebook! I by no means spoke to him for ebook. Filled with lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist,” Trump tweeted. “Have a look at this man’s previous and watch what occurs to him and Sloppy Steve!”
Trump went on to bolster his presidency by pointing to new inventory market highs, tweeting, “Are you able to think about if ‘O’ was president and had these numbers – can be greatest story on earth! Dow now over 25,000.”
Donald Trump Jr. chimed in with approval simply minutes later, tweeting, “I’ve a sense #SloppySteve goes to go huge. Branding gold.”
Wolff’s ebook, which particulars the President’s first yr in workplace, paints an unflattering portrayal of Trump as a showman who by no means deliberate on successful the 2016 elections.
Bannon, who led Trump’s marketing campaign within the last three months earlier than the shock victory, known as the June 2016 assembly between Trump Jr. and a minimum of 5 Russians “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” based on the ebook.
Bannon additionally instructed Wolff particular counsel Robert Mueller would doubtless deal with cash laundering within the investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump marketing campaign.
“They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on nationwide TV,” he stated.
Trump responded by distancing himself from Bannon in a proper White Home assertion that learn, “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not solely misplaced his job, he misplaced his thoughts.”
Trump’s lawyer additionally hit Bannon with a cease-and-desist letter claiming he violated a nondisparagement settlement he signed with the Trump Group.
One other cease-and-desist letter was despatched to Wolff and his writer Henry Holt and Co., which responded by defying the order.
The corporate issued a press release asserting the ebook can be out there on Friday as an alternative of Tuesday resulting from “unprecedented demand,” whereas Wolff personally thanked Trump on Twitter.