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Steve Bannon Apologizes For 'Fire And Fury' Disses Of Trump Family—Calls Trump A 'Patriot'

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

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.