United States President Donald Trump has criticised his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, saying that the latter not only lost his job, he lost his mind too after being fired from the White House.
Trump was responding to a The Guardian report, which, by citing a book, has stated that Bannon had described the meeting between the president's son and a group of Russians at Trump Tower in New York during the 2016 election campaign as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".
According to the Guardian, the book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" by Michael Wolff, is based on hundreds of interviews, including the ones from Trump's courtiers.
"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. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country," he added.
"Steve doesn't represent my base-he's only in it for himself," Trump said.
Bannon also reportedly told Wolff that investigation into the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russia is centered on money laundering and claimed that "they're going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV".
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