“I voted for Trump…I didn’t vote for Bannon”
Breitbart.com readers have overwhelmingly sided with Donald Trump over his war of words with former White House senior counselor Steve Bannon.
The President lashed out at Bannon in a long press release, alleging that Bannon “lost his mind” when he left the White House.
“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 by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party,” said Trump.
Trump was responding to a claim attributed to Bannon in a new book in which Bannon supposedly said that Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to meet with a Russian lawyer before the election was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”.
“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately,” Bannon is reported to have told author Michael Wolff.
The war of words exploded onto the pages of Bannon’s own Breitbart.com, but the vast majority of readers appeared to side with Donald Trump in favor of the executive chairman of Breitbart News.
“I voted for Trump…I didn’t vote for Bannon. I’ll stick with Trump, thanks,” was the top rated comment on an article about Bannon’s comments.
“The meeting was NOT “treasonous” stupid maybe, but NOT treasonous! Trump Jr. and Jared had NO idea that they were BEING SET UP by the Clinton camp, which clearly they were,” commented another user.
“The fact that Bannon blew any credibility he had by backing Moore just to spite McConnell, says a lot too. Bannon personally lost us that seat in the senate,” added another.
In addition a Twitter poll asking who Americans would vote for in a hypothetical Bannon vs Trump 2020 presidential match up overwhelmingly finds they would back Trump by a margin of more than six to one.