Welcome to #Resistance: Steve Bannon, liberals’ new hero
The book, titled ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,’ was given in advance to The Guardian. It is said to detail the tumult inside the Trump presidency and features scathing attacks on President Donald Trump by his former chief strategist, along with allegations of collusion with Russians.
Trump Tower meeting with Russians 'treasonous', Bannon says in explosive book https://t.co/jZWDi2hXi2— The Guardian (@guardian) January 3, 2018
Author Michael Wolff writes that Bannon described the July 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Junior and a Russian Lawyer at the Trump Tower as “treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit.”
If true, Bannon’s comments are an about-face from his September 2017 appearance on 60 Minutes, when he called the Russia investigation a “farce” and a “waste of time.”
Bannon is also said to have warned that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged collusion with Russia will focus on money laundering. “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
Bannon has, so far, neither confirmed nor denied the veracity of the quotes. Breitbart News, where Bannon serves as executive chairman, reported on The Guardian’s revelations without comment.
While the book won’t be released until January 9, Bannon’s quotes are making waves on social media. Though the Breitbart News editor-in-chief, who boasted that he made the outlet the “platform for the alt-right,” has been reviled by liberals, his allegations are being heralded as a potential smoking gun that will prove allegations of collusion between Trump and Russia.
Steve Bannon, welcome to the resistance! pic.twitter.com/yZDXlp40s0— Crooked Media (@crookedmedia) January 3, 2018
Ok. When Steve Bannon is way out in front of even ME on the use of the word “treasonous” I’m guessing we’re approaching the proverbial End Game https://t.co/1yHaTWEYU2— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) January 3, 2018
Bannon says Trump campaign committed treason. Thomas Barrack says Trump is not only crazy, he’s stupid. Tillerson says Trump is a fucking moron. With friends like these...— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 3, 2018
Dear Steve Bannon, please give Mueller something really juicy and we all promise to stop photoshopping extra sores on your face.— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) January 3, 2018
Steve Bannon turning on Trump is the best thing of 2018 so far. This could be glorious. pic.twitter.com/eNESMpLh1o— Alt Fed-up Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) January 3, 2018
This is the first, and likely last, time we’ll say this, but: Steve Bannon is right. That meeting was treasonous. https://t.co/RtIqeApU2K— VoteVets (@votevets) January 3, 2018
Multiple people told me this morning Trump is infuriated beyond belief at Steve Bannon’s comments about Don Junior. Saying that Trump thinks Bannon is the traitor. They’ve never seen Trump this angry. The sound of their voices? Absolutely terrified. Expect an unhinged response.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 3, 2018
The welcoming of Steve Bannon is a far cry from what was once the mainstream Democratic Party stance. Following Trump's election in November 2016, 120 members of Congress signed a petition demanding he drop Bannon from his administration.
The irony of Bannon's newfound acceptance by Russia-obsessed liberals is not lost on all commentators.
Today on MSNBC: you may not always agree with him, but nobody can question Steve Bannon's patriotism or his devotion to telling the truth. He joins us next.— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 3, 2018