by Sierra Marlee | January 7, 2018 5:54 pm
Steve Bannon’s surprising and somewhat concerning silence following the allegations that he called Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in Trump tower “treasonous” has led many to believe that he is in fact guilty of saying such a thing during an interview with liberal author Michael Wolff. Many have pledged to boycott Breitbart until he is removed from his position at the company, and others have been more than happy to disown Bannon from the conservative movement, branding him a “traitor.”
So “Sloppy Steve,” as Trump so lovingly dubbed him over the weekend, decided to issue and apology to not only Trump Jr., but to the President himself. He attempted to convince people that he is still on Trump’s side and will always fight for the good of conservatives and America as a whole.
I don’t know that a lot of people can or will forgive him for giving the left more ammunition in their fight against Trump, but perhaps this is the first step in repairing his relationship with the White House.
Bannon released a statement to Axios in which he attempts to clear up the misunderstanding surrounding the issue.
“I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president’s historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency,” he said.
“Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man,” he added. “He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around. My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama.”
“President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus,” Bannon noted. “I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to stand in the breech for this president’s efforts to make America great again. My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of ‘the evil empire’ and to making films about Reagan’s war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in selling uranium to them.”
He ended his statement by saying that his comments were actually meant for Paul Manafort.
“My comments were aimed at Paul Manafort, a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate,” he said. “He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr.”
Is this apology appropriate, or is he just trying to get close to Trump again? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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