President Donald Trump has slammed former adviser Steve Bannon, claiming the political strategist had “lost his mind,” after he was quoted calling a Trump campaign meeting “treasonous”, reported The Independent.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
He added: “Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country … Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.”
The comments came in the wake of an explosive report in which Mr. Bannon was quoted mocking a June 2016 meeting between key members of the Trump campaign and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Mr. Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr, agreed to the meeting after an intermediary promised “dirt” from Russia on campaign rival Hillary Clinton.