This week, the political world became consumed by the purported revelations about the Trump Administration contained in a new book from Michael Wolff called Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. That book contains an array of revelations that undercut the president’s public image, coupled with disparaging comments from former ally Steve Bannon.
We all know how much the president despises it when anyone dares to speak against him, so it’s unsurprising that he’s taken to Twitter more than once since revelations about the book first came out to attack Bannon.
On Friday night, he did so again, claiming that Bannon cried when he was fired from his position in the belligerent businessman’s White House last year.
Trump wrote his latest anti-Bannon message in response to a Twitter post from the national GOP.
‘Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!’
It’s notable that yet again the president of the United States has resorted to a level of communication that relies on childish name-calling. It goes without saying that there is no reason to believe Trump that Bannon actually did cry when he was fired. Trump has a long history of making stuff up on Twitter, including such wild claims as the one that a famous television host begged to spend New Year’s Eve with him while bleeding badly from a face lift.
As Trump references in his tweet, Bannon’s support from those on the right has wavered since the publication of his comments in Wolff’s book. In the book, Bannon called the infamous meeting that Trump Jr. had with a Kremlin-connected lawyer “treasonous,” among other slights directed at the president’s inner circle.
As for the president, his response to his former ally’s reported comments began with a statement asserting that Bannon had “lost his mind.”
Check out Twitter’s response below.
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