All Of Today’s Bannon Vs. Trump Drama As Explained By “Bride Wars”

By David Mack

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon used to be very close.

It’s getting MESSY.

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon used to be very close.

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Trump brought in the executive of right-wing Breitbart to help run his campaign, then Bannon served as one of the president’s most senior advisers.

Trump brought in the executive of right-wing Breitbart to help run his campaign, then Bannon served as one of the president's most senior advisers.

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But the pair’s relationship seemed to take a turn when Bannon was featured on the February cover of Time magazine with a headline calling him “The Great Manipulator,” suggesting he was the real center of power at the White House.

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The New York Times reported back in April that Trump was annoyed by the cover.

The New York Times reported back in April that Trump was annoyed by the cover.

According to a new book by author Michael Wolff, the president also insisted to at least one associate that Bannon had “zero” influence over him.

“That wasn’t Bannon’s idea. That was my idea,” Wolff also claims Trump told MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough of his first travel ban. “It’s the Trump way, not the Bannon way.”

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So when Trump hired John Kelly to be his new chief of staff, Bannon was finally ousted from the White House in August.

So when Trump hired John Kelly to be his new chief of staff, Bannon was finally ousted from the White House in August.

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Then on Wednesday, the Guardian published a story about Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, in which Bannon repeatedly attacks Trump and his family.

Then on Wednesday, the Guardian published a story about Wolff's book, Fire and Fury, in which Bannon repeatedly attacks Trump and his family.

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Bannon told Wolff that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians offering dirt on Clinton during the election was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” adding there was “zero chance” Trump Jr. didn’t take the Russians to meet his father.

Bannon told Wolff that Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians offering dirt on Clinton during the election was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,

According to a longer book excerpt by Wolff published by New York magazine , Bannon also disparaged Trump’s intelligence during a January 2016 dinner with Roger Ailes, the ousted Fox News chair.

Wolff’s book, which he wrote after conducting …read more

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