What's worse than a turncoat? Maybe a backpeddling coward. Over the course of the last week, "Sloppy Steve" Bannon became both. Michael Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, quoted Bannon dissing President Trump and fam (particularly Donald Trump Jr.) and categorized last year's meeting at Trump Tower as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Ouch.
Bannon released a statement on Sunday that seemed to echo these sentiments:
Face the Nation categorized Bannon's statement as one "of regret," and noted that there were a couple key words missing from it, namely "sorry" and "apology."
With his statement, it seems Bannon became "Sorry Steve. Kind of.
Twitter users agreed:
Bannon seemed to be trying to ease tensions with Trump and company and divorce himself from the comments he made in Wolff's book.
He called Donald Trump Jr. "a patriot and a good man..."
Twitter users called it like they saw it:
And apparently the White House did, too:
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