Donald Trump and Steve Bannon have a strange relationship. The 45th President most likely doesn’t win the White House without the help of the long-time strategist.
Still, Trump not only fired Bannon from his administration, he did so in a way meant to humiliate him. The former President told reporters that his adviser cried when he terminated him.
Bannon remained a fan of his former boss and did everything he could to help Trump incite and insurrection in January. The former President returned the favor this weekend releasing a statement whining about the treatment of Bannon.
Trump wrote, “This Country has perhaps never done to anyone what they have done to Steve Bannon and they are looking to do it to others, also.”
The former President continued, “If they would be so tough with China, Russia, and the world, who no longer respects us, maybe our Country would not be failing at a level at which we have never seen before.”
Trump, of course, has an ulterior motive here. Bannon’s refusal to testify is helping the former President hinder a look into his insurrection. Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is taking a similar tack.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.