Bannon Issues Apology for Attack on Trump's Son

Posted January 08, 2018

During the interview, Miller characterized the new book about the Trump administration, "Fire and Fury, " which was released January 5, as "a work of very poorly written fiction".

Miller also called Bannon's comments "grotesque" and defended President Donald Trump's claim that he is a "genius".

During the interview, Miller blasted Fire and Fury as "a garbage book", praised Trump as a "political genius," and echoed Trump's assertion Bannon had little to do with his presidency.

The tell-all book, Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", has prompted a swift backlash from Trump and his White House.

Steve Bannon, the former top aide with whom President Donald Trump cut ties last week, sought Sunday to explain and express "regret" for what he said were comments misconstrued in a new book as attacks on Trump's son. Many in the president's circle had been urging Trump for weeks to publicly distance himself from Bannon and used the fallout from the book to persuade the president to server ties with him. He then added, "I think I've wasted enough of my viewers' time" before cutting off the interview.

As Miller continued to vacillate between promoting his boss and condemning "fake news", Tapper said there was "one viewer you care about right now", accused Miller of being "obsequious" and sharply ended the interview. He returned to the fray on Sunday as he prepared to leave Camp David, the presidential retreat in rural Maryland, to return to Washington after meetings with Republican lawmakers and members of his cabinet. "To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr".

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"I've had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President". Tapper said that Miller was dodging his questions and performing for "an audience of one" - Trump.

Miller dismissed both Bannon and Wolff's credibility, saying the author was a "garbage author of a garbage book", and that claims in the book were "a pile of trash". Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well.

Donald Trump responded last week to the criticism by minimizing Bannon's contributions to his campaign and administration, saying Bannon had "lost his mind" and tweeting repeatedly about "Sloppy Steve".

In recent says, Bannon has tried to convince allies that all will be OK - even texting "Onward!" to one of them - but seems jolted and "even more manic than normal", in the words of one person who has spoken to him.

Earlier on the same program, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who personally delivers most of the daily intelligence briefings to Trump, called the digs at the president's mental capacity "absurd".