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01/07/2018, 23:03:31

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Mike Allen 11 hours ago

Exclusive: Bannon apologizes
Steve Bannon
Bannon. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

by the backlash from Michael Wolff's book, Steve Bannon is trying to
make amends with the Trump family, providing a statement to Axios that
expresses "regret" to President Trump and praises his son, Donald Trump

  • "Donald Trump, Jr.
    is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his
    advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country
  • "My support
    is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown
    daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News
    and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and
  • "President Trump
    was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the
    Clinton apparatus. I am the only person to date to conduct a global
    effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to
    stand in the breech for this president's efforts to make America great
  • "My comments
    about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my
    life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose
    main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon
    during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of 'the evil
    empire' and to making films about Reagan's war against the Soviets and
    Hillary Clinton's involvement in selling uranium to them."
  • "My comments
    were aimed at Paul Manafort, a seasoned campaign professional with
    experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate. He should have
    known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. To reiterate,
    those comments were not aimed at Don Jr."
  • "Everything
    I have to say about the ridiculous nature of the Russian 'collusion'
    investigation I said on my 60 Minutes interview. There was no collusion
    and the investigation is a witch hunt."
  • "I regret
    that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don
    Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical
    accomplishments in the first year of his presidency."

The backstory ...
In Wolff's book, Bannon is quoted as saying of Mueller's prosecutors:
"They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.'"

Be smart:
While Bannon's statement may seem like a baby step, he's as stubborn as
Trump when it comes to apologizing and admitting he has made a mistake.
He views any concession as a sign of humiliating weakness.

What's next:
Look for Don Jr. to accept the statement graciously. But Bannon has
further to go with President Trump: Axios has learned that POTUS has
said that he wants surrogates who appear for him on TV to "bury Steve."

  • Axios' Jonathan Swan reported last night: Trump has been working the phones over the past several days, telling allies they need to choose between him and Bannon.

P.S. "Fake book" ...
Trump tweets as he leaves Camp David: "I’ve had to put up with the Fake
News from the first day I announced that I would be running for
President. Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author."

  • "Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!"


Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

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