The whole world has gotten caught up in the break down in relations between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump. The two had a major public falling out when an interview with Michael Wolff, the author of the verifiably dishonest new book on the Trump administration entitled “Fire & Fury,” came out.
During the interview, Wolff quoted Bannon as having said numerous disparaging things about Trump, his children, and the quality of his work. Donald Trump has, naturally, tweeted in response, giving Bannon his new forever name– ‘Sloppy Steve.’
He wrote, “I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!”
Trump went on to say that Bannon does not represent him or his support base and has disavowed him completely. He also blamed Bannon for a number of losses on the campaign trail.
What’s hard to understand is why Bannon would say such terrible things about Trump. Bannon had begun a speaking tour of his own in an attempt to spark an offshoot of the MAGA movement with similar goals. So, it’s difficult to understand what he believes he had to gain from such a move. Maybe Wolff paid him for his time. Maybe Wolff made up the interview entirely. Or maybe this is just an orchestrated distraction.
Tucker Carlson has more on this curious situation.