The White House has issued a fiery statement in which President Donald Trump says former top aide Steve Bannon "lost his mind" and is "only in it for himself."
This statement follows the publication of excerpts from Michael Wolff's forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury," in which Wolff quotes Bannon saying Trump's son took a "treasonous" meeting with Russian operatives in June 2016.
Perhaps more interestingly, the White House statement includes this allegation about Bannon's uselessness:
"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."
Wasn't Trump supposed to hire "the best people"? If Bannon was such a useless, leaky fraud, even while he was serving in the White House, what does it say about Trump that he entrusted him with so much power?
Remember, it was Trump's choice to make Bannon the CEO of his presidential campaign.
Then, after being elected, Trump named Bannon his chief strategist and senior counselor — much the same position held by Karl Rove and David Axelrod in the Bush and Obama White Houses, respectively — with the added declaration that Bannon would be an "equal partner" to Reince Priebus, then the chief of staff designate.
Upon taking office, Trump even named Bannon as a member of the National Security Council.
Granted, The New York Times reported in February that Trump was essentially tricked into doing this, because he was not fully briefed on the unusual nature of an executive order that placed Bannon on the country's top national security policymaking body in lieu of the CIA director. But Trump called that Times report "total fiction," which presumably means Trump put Bannon on the NSC of his own initiative.
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Source : http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-statement-steve-bannon-trump-bad-manager-2018-1