Just a day after The New York Times reported that Stephen Bannon’s job may be in jeopardy, President Trump made it a point to set the record straight. Jump to the 34:45 mark of the video below…
Not only did Trump touch on his personal relationship with Bannon, but he also responded to rumors that some of his closest advisers and confidants are urging him to fire the chief strategist.
“I like Mr. Bannon; he’s a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late, you know that,” Trump said in a news conference in New York City.
“I like him. He’s a good man. He’s not a racist, I can tell you that. He’s a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard.
“But we’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon,” Trump added. “But he’s a good person, and I think the press treats him frankly very unfairly.”
Bannon, the former executive chair of Breitbart News, has been under a fire recently from Democratic lawmakers and civil rights activists after violence broke out at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others have called on Trump to fire Bannon, but the President has been very consistent with how he handles internal issues. If something is not working in his administration, President Trump will do his best to fix it, regardless of past or current friendships. America will always come first and President Trump has accepted the scrutiny that comes with that position.
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