Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Sunday apologized to President Trump after questioning his fitness for office in Michael Wolff’s controversial new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Wolff quoted Bannon describing as “treasonous” a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr. and the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Bannon said Sunday that Trump Jr. “is both a patriot and a good man.” Bannon also declared himself “unwavering” in his support for Trump, and said there was “no collusion” by Trump associates in Russian election meddling. The statement was similar to one Bannon reportedly had planned to make before Trump vehemently attacked him after excerpts of Wolff’s book came out.
Bannon's apology was apparently seen as too little, too late, Politico reports.
It did nothing to quell Trump’s rage at Bannon or the anger of his former colleagues, who said the vibe in Trump’s circle was that people were unmoved by the statement. https://t.co/Hytyv8H6lY
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