Trump attacked Steve Bannon in a paragraphs long statement that read like the ramblings of a lunatic.
In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA by the White House, Trump said:
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. 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. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
Trump only has one page in his playbook. When somebody turns on him in the Russia scandal, they are a nobody who had nothing to do with his success. Trump then throws in something about leaks, false information, fake news, and proclaims himself the real star who is responsible for his own presidential victory.
Donald Trump is clearly out of his mind. Steve Bannon hasn’t broken any new ground information wise, but what he did do was confirm that the Russia scandal is real and the focus is money laundering. It is funny that Trump was blaming Bannon for the Alabama Senate seat loss when it was Trump who endorsed and campaigned for Roy Moore and put his own skin in the game during the general election.
The President is psychologically off the rails, and this statement is proof that he is a danger to the American people every second that he is in office