In a lengthy statement, Trump lambasted Stephen Bannon, his former campaign manager and chief strategist, who is the executive chairman of Breitbart News. “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” the statement said.
The Washington Post claims Trump said Bannon ‘not only lost his job, he lost his mind’ as the president’s lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter. “Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating 17 candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.”
It is claimed such relates to a quote of Bannon in a new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff. The Breitbart chief is quoted as calling a meeting by Trump’s eldest son and son-in-law Jared Kushner “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
Late Wednesday, lawyers for Trump sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bannon, arguing he violated the employment agreement he signed with the Trump Organization in numerous ways and also it is alleged that he defamed the president.
“You have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company,” read the letter from lawyer Charles Harder.
The head of Breitbart has reportedly lost the support of billionaire backer Rebekah Mercer after he suggested he might run for president himself, and he told several other major conservative donors that he would be able to count on the Mercers’ financial support.
The person said Mercer now does not plan to financially support Bannon’s future projects — and that she was frustrated by his promotion of Roy Moore in Alabama. Trump initially backed the incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, but the Breitbart head continued to campaign for Moore after the nominee was accused by multiple women of sexual assault and sexual misconduct with teenage girls.
Meanwhile, Robert Mercer had previously sold off his stakes in Bannon-run Breitbart News to his daughter, but now she has shunned its chief.
“Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country,” Trump said.
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