Donald Trump on Steve Bannon

Donald Trump on Former Trump Campaign Manager and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

THEN
NOW


2016 - 2017
2018

Donald Trump on Steve Bannon Then
Donald Trump on Steve Bannon Now


#DonaldTrump 8/17/16: "Steve ❲Bannon is❳…extremely capable, highly qualified…and know❲s❳ how to win." » #Trump 1/3/18: "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency…he lost his mind." Click To Tweet

Donald Trump on Former Trump Campaign Manager and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

THEN

2016 - 2017

Donald Trump on Steve Bannon Then
“I have known Steve [Bannon] and Kellyanne [Conway] both for many years. They are extremely capable, highly qualified people who love to win and know how to win. I believe we’re adding some of the best talents in politics, with the experience and expertise needed to defeat Hillary Clinton in November and continue to share my message and vision to Make America Great Again.”
- Aug 17, 2016
“I’ve known Steve Bannon a long time. If I thought he was a racist, or alt-right, or any of the things that we can, you know, the terms we can use, I wouldn’t even think about hiring him.”
- Nov 22, 2016

New York Times, Nov 23, 2016
Donald Trump’s New York Times Interview: Full Transcript

(retrieved 2/10/19)
“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary. Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.”
- April 11, 2017

New York Post, April 11, 2017
Trump won’t definitively say he still backs Bannon

(retrieved 1/19/19)
“I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton – it was great! Thanks S”

“Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews…maybe even better than ever before.”


#DonaldTrump 8/17/16: "I have known Steve…for many years." » #Trump 4/11/17: "Steve…was not involved in my campaign until very late…I didn’t know Steve." #SteveBannon Click To Tweet

NOW

2018

Donald Trump on Steve Bannon Now
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination…

Steve had very little to do with our historic victory… Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

“We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.”
Jan 3, 2018 -

New York Times, Jan 3, 2018
Read Trump’s Reaction to Steve Bannon’s Comments

(retrieved 1/19/19)

“I authorized Zero access to White House…for author of phony book! … watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!”

“The Mercer Family recently dumped the leaker known as Sloppy Steve Bannon. Smart!”

“Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”


#DonaldTrump 8/17/16: "Steve ❲Bannon is one❳…of the best talents in politics." » #Trump 1/5/18: "Steve…cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone." Click To Tweet