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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

President Donald Trump denounced his former top strategist, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday, saying that he "lost his mind" after leaving the White House last summer. "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said of Bannon in a statement the White House issued. "Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look." The statement represented an emphatic break from the person considered the architect of Trump's presidential campaign. Bannon continued to enjoy access to the president after he left the White House, but that has ended, one person familiar with the matter said.

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In his 265-word statement, Trump went on to indict Bannon for some of his activities at the White House and afterward. He blamed him for the loss of a Republican Senate seat in Alabama in a special election last month and accused him of leaking to news reporters while he served as the White House chief strategist.

"Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country," Trump said. "Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn't represent my base -- he's only in it for himself."

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*popcorn popping*

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-03 01:42 PM | Reply

This entire chapter is just grandiose political theater to keep the GOP unified for 2018 and maintain control of Congress.

Vince McMahon could not have written it better.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-03 01:47 PM | Reply

Part of me wonders, if Trump was worried about anything that Bannon had to say, why is he nuking him in an email to the press...

The Donald has a well known penchant for putting the grenade in his mouth and throwing the pin, but this seems more calculating, especially since it is in an email and not a 3 am tweet.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-03 01:49 PM | Reply

That's kind of what I'm thinking, especially since Trump sent an email, which was likely vetted by someone in the WH.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-01-03 01:51 PM | Reply

"Steve doesn't represent my base -- he's only in it for himself."

Kettle meet pot.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-03 01:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look.

Are we sure this is real? It seems even a little over the top for Trump.

But if it's legit, wow are we in for some interesting times to start 2018.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-03 02:00 PM | Reply

This entire chapter is just grandiose political theater to keep the GOP unified for 2018 and maintain control of Congress.

Forming a circular firing squad is the opposite of unified.

#7 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-03 02:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Steve had very little to do with our historic victory,..."

Yep, Bannon was just another coffee delivery boy.

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-03 02:58 PM | Reply

"When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said of Bannon in a statement the White House issued. Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look."

Too pithy; too coherent. Donald didn't write this statement.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-03 03:01 PM | Reply

"This entire chapter is just grandiose political theater to keep the GOP unified for 2018 and maintain control of Congress"

Unified in the face of the scummy Right as well as the scummy Left? As Lord Elron might say: "Trump's list of allies grows thin".

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-03 03:03 PM | Reply

I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

When has anyone described any of the primary nominees as "the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican Party"? Let alone "often described as".

Also. I agree. This probably wasn't written by Donnie. If it had been Donnie it would have been an incoherent rambling hate filed tweet.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-03 03:16 PM | Reply

It's gonna be less than a week till Bannon is investigated for making meth.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-03 03:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#12 All they'd have to do is take swab samples from the festering sores on his face and store in evidence bags.

#13 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2018-01-03 03:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Wait a minute.

The Dotard allowed Slobby Bear to take a seat on the NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, of all things. My mind is in a fog about this matter and trying to determine who is worse: A deranged guy foisted on a country as their leader, or a Nazi in all but appearance, who has installed a nose ring and lead in the deranged guy's head.

Oh well, at least they aren't blaming it all on Obama. Yet...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2018-01-03 04:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Oh well, at least they aren't blaming it all on Obama. Yet...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2018

They're still digging through wood piles.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-03 04:55 PM | Reply

Headline so good X)

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-03 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Forming a circular firing squad is the opposite of unified.

#7 | POSTED BY RCADE

But hella fun to watch.

I have say that even though we are getting nothing done as a country and we don't even have a budget to get it done anyway I am really enjoying the Show.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-03 07:08 PM | Reply

Take II

I have to say that even though we are getting nothing done as a country and we don't even have a budget to get it done with anyway I am really enjoying the Show.

Pass the popcorn please. 🍿

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-03 07:12 PM | Reply

Trump Issues Super-Bitchy Statement on Bannon

Now that's a GREAT headline!

#19 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-01-03 07:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

s.e. cupp's "interview" w/ "Spicey" today @5 PM Eastern on HLN. (@realDonaldTrump) twitter meltdown to follow

#20 | Posted by b_al at 2018-01-04 11:04 AM | Reply

"Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look."

That has to be the most hilarious statement I've ever read on so many levels. The deepness of that statement goes beyond even Trump's love for himself.

#21 | Posted by humtake at 2018-01-04 11:48 AM | Reply

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