Bannon's comments about Donald Trump Jr.'s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer were published last week ahead of the book's release, leading the president to issue an extraordinary and scathing statement about his former adviser. The President himself disavowed his campaign's chief strategist, calling Bannon "Sloppy Steve". Its first shipment of 12 copies was expected to arrive Monday. Many believed the right-leaning Fox was a natural fit, but the network quickly put an end to that rumor.
"This was the Mercers forcing his hand", Axio's Jonathan Swan wrote.
The Trump Tower meeting would not be the only time Trump's children would land the president in hot water, according to Wolff's book.
"Just proves what I've always said: Criticizing Donald Trump is not good for your career", Colbert joked, reference how giving his show a more political bent revitalized his viewership, and the general increase interest in late night in the Trump era. Author Michael Wolff, whose bestselling book portrays Mr. Trump as lacking the mental capacity for the presidency, maintains that even among those in the White House, there are questions.
After being fired by Trump last summer, Bannon returned to Breitbart, the ultraconservative news site he had previously led.
Both sides are thus confirmed in their prior assumptions: It reinforces Trump's opponents in their negative opinion of the president, and Trump's supporters in their negative opinions of the media.
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford once disappeared on an "Appalachian Trail" of sexual scandal - only to come back as a congressman for the same state. "Smart!" President Trump tweeted on Friday.
Bannon's ouster follows the publication of an inflammatory new book on the Trump White House with scathing comments attributed to Bannon.
Breitbart News has announced this afternoon that its larger-than-life chairman is out. In his apology on Sunday, Bannon didn't specifically deny the comments. "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around". Shapiro figures that Breitbart News will throw out Bannon's plan to back primary challengers to virtually every Republican senator seeking re-election this year.
But if he was damaged by the electoral defeat of his preferred candidate, Roy Moore, in Alabama, his fall from grace was cemented by "Fire and Fury".
Instead of "admit [ting] in the Introduction that it contains untrue statements", as Harder argued, McNamara writes: "Mr. Wolff responsibly tells his readers his approach to confronting the well-established reality that many in this administration, most prominently the president, routinely traffic in verifiably false statements". Danny Tarkanian, who is running against sitting GOP Sen.