Breaking News Trump responds to Bannon's depiction of Trump, his team, and to Bannon's depiction of the TT meeting

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    LOL i would say that letter was sarcasm but i dont doubt he wrote it.
    What an ego maniac
     
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    Even GOP leadership said Russia interfered in our election of 2016.
    So you can drop the use of the word 'FAKE'

    btw: This is an interesting statement. "guilty of colluding with Russia themselves."
    Which means you feel Russia has done the deeds.
     
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    Er...no, not in English it doesn't lol.

    You guys make the most bizarre leaps in your reasoning.

    In fact, it can't be called *reasoning* at all. It's just nonsensical blathering.



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    Let's take a look at Trump's non-judgemental assertions in his statement:
    • "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency."
      • Perhaps that's factually accurate now; however, that is not an accurate representation of Bannon's role during the campaign or in the early days of the Trump presidency. Bannon was Trump's campaign CEO.
      • Bannon was Trump's chief strategist in the WH.
    • "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."
      • Maybe Bannon was fired. Maybe he wasn't. That's not ever been made clear to me, but it is clear he left the WH, and that's about all that matters.
      • As for who's lost their mind, well, this is merely another instance of Trump levying a charge that's often levied at him.
    • "Steve had very little to do with our historic victory."
      • Clearly not true. Bannon was the campaign CEO. Of Bannon, Trump said:
        • "I have known Steve and Kellyanne both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win."
        • "I believe we're adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again."
        • According to The Atlantic:

          When Bannon was fired, in August, he promised to go to war, but at the time he portrayed this as a war against Trump’s enemies, fought from the outside, and told The Weekly Standard’s Peter Boyer that the president had encouraged him. “I said, ‘Look, I’ll focus on going after the establishment,’” Bannon said. “He said, ‘Good, I need that.’ I said, ‘Look, I’ll always be here covering for you.’”
    • "Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama."
      • That may be true, but Trump endorsed Moore and nobody but Trump made Trump do that. Too, the corollary to Trump's rebuff is that Trump hadn't enough to do with Moore's efforts so as to ensure that Moore won. And, as with Trump's endorsement of Moore, nobody but Trump is culpable for that.
    • "[Bannon] spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media. It is the only thing he does well."
      • Be that as it may, he obviously did so with Trump's approbation.
      • Wow! So which set of Trump's (his Administration's/WH's) lies are we to believe, the old ones or the new ones? Either:
        • Trump's claim here is true, in which case it's a tacit attestation from Trump himself that his WH has actively engaged in disinformation, or
        • Trump's claim here is false, in which case, it's is ineffectual as a basis for one's discounting Bannon's.
     
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    Can I say WHEEEEEE!

     
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    Sure: CDZ - The task of impeaching Trump may have just gotten a whole lot easier...
     
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    Despite Trump having issued the statement shown in the OP, I suspect he's done so only to appear to "save face" in some regard. It's my suspicion that the instant Bannon says something complimentary about Trump, they'll again be BFFs. Even Trump's rebuke of Bannon is something Trump's said that cannot be relied upon.
     

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