President Donald Trump has issued a damning statement about former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who in a new book was quoted as calling a June 2016 meeting with a group of Russians attended by the president’s eldest son “treasonous”.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” the statement read.
“Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
"Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look.