Steve Bannon was President Trump loyalist and also was a Chief Strategist before he was fired from the White house. He used to be the Executive Chairman of an online publication, Breitbart News, an alt-right news website.
Trump and Steve Bannon used to be great friends until yesterday when a book, Fire and Fury: Inside the White House, were leaked, and later unofficially released on Wednesday. The book written by Author and media critic Michael Wolff, dive deep into the administration and campaign for President Donald Trump.
Wolff had access to the West Wing of the White House, so he was able to document all his time from the Election Day to this past October. In the book contains 18 months of conversations, interviews, with President Donald Trump and his White House senior staff members.
Ivanka Trump Ambition Over Hillary Clinton
Ivanka Trump is one of Trump's senior staff with no clear roles in the White House. Ivanka has travelled and also had received more invitation to state functions outside US than the current US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
While Hillary Clinton was looking to break the ceiling and become the first lady president of the United States, Ivanka Trump is also nursing the same idea of becoming the first woman president, In the book Michael revealed;
Jared and Ivanka had made an earnest deal between themselves: if sometime in the future the time came, she'd be the one to run for president (or the first one of them to take the shot). The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton, it would be Ivanka Trump.
Trump And Ann Coulter
In the book, it shows that far-right commentator, Ann Coulter had told President Trump never to hire any of his kids. Ann Coulter took the President-elect aside and said "Nobody is apparently telling you this,” she told him. “But you can’t. You just can’t hire your children."
Trump did not take Ann's advise as he would later go on to hire Ivanka Trump and her husband to the administration.
Trump's Food Poisoning
The book also revealed that President Trump is scared of food poisoning. He believes there are people out there looking to poison is food, and this is why he goes to McDonalds unannounced to get his food, since nobody knows he was coming, and the food is already premade.
A lot of Americans have debated the fact that President Trump does not like to read, with some saying maybe he can't read. In the passage, there is a passage that says that Trump don't like reading any reports given to him. He does not even skim the documents, because he believes on his expertise about the subject, no matter how irrelevant it is to anybody in the room.
Crude Comment On Hope Hicks
Hope Hicks, White House Communications Director and longtime aide also got a crude remark from Trump. According to the excerpt in the book;
Shortly after [former campaign manager Corey] Lewandowski, with whom Hicks had an on-and-off romantic relationship, was fired in June 2016 for clashing with Trump family members, Hicks sat in Trump Tower with Trump and his sons, worrying about Lewandowski's treatment in the press and wondering aloud how she might help him. Trump, who otherwise seemed to treat Hicks in a protective and even paternal way, looked up and said, "Why? You've already done enough for him. You're the best piece of tail he'll ever have," sending Hicks running from the room.
Trump Set Up His Friends To Have Sex With Their Wives
The Book also shows how Trump will convince the wives of his friends by telling them that their husbands are adulterers, only to invite his friends, and tell them that there are girls in other floors, while putting the phone on speakerphone as their wives listen on the speaker at the other end.
Trump liked to say that one of the things that made life worth living was getting your friends' wives into bed. In pursuing a friend's wife, he would try to persuade the wife that her husband was perhaps not what she thought. Then he'd have his secretary ask the friend into his office; once the friend arrived, Trump would engage in what was, for him, more or less constant sexual banter. Do you still like having sex with your wife? How often? You must have had a better fuck than your wife? Tell me about it. I have girls coming in from Los Angeles at three o'clock. We can go upstairs and have a great time. I promise...And all the while, Trump would have his friend's wife on the speakerphone, listening in.
Former Fox News chief Roger Ailes On Israel
Pivoting from Trump himself, Bannon plunged on with the Trump agenda. “Day one we’re moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Netanyahu’s all-in. Sheldon”—Adelson, the casino billionaire and far-right Israel defender—“is all-in. We know where we’re heading on this … Let Jordan take the West Bank, let Egypt take Gaza. Let them deal with it. Or sink trying.”
“Where’s Donald on this?” asked Ailes, the clear implication being that Bannon was far out ahead of his benefactor.
“He’s totally onboard.”
“I wouldn’t give Donald too much to think about,” said an amused Ailes.
Bannon snorted. “Too much, too little—doesn’t necessarily change things.”
“What has he gotten himself into with the Russians?” pressed Ailes.
“Mostly,” said Bannon, “he went to Russia and he thought he was going to meet Putin. But Putin couldn’t give a shit about him. So he’s kept trying.”
Trump Is A (expletive) Idiot -Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch called Trump
Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch over the years have been known not to be a 100% fan of Trump, also Murdoch knows that going against Trump will result to going against his profit in the News business, and losing a lot of conservative viewers. So Murdoch does the best thing to do, he ally with Trump.
In a phone call with Murdoch after meeting with the Silicon Valley CEO, Murdoch called Trump a f****idiot. Read excerpt from the book;
On December 14, a high-level delegation from Silicon Valley came to Trump Tower to meet him. Later that afternoon, according to a source privy to details of the conversation, Trump called Rupert Murdoch, who asked him how the meeting had gone.
“Oh, great, just great,” said Trump. “These guys really need my help. Obama was not very favorable to them, too much regulation. This is really an opportunity for me to help them.”
“Donald,” said Murdoch, “for eight years these guys had Obama in their pocket. They practically ran the administration. They don’t need your help.”
“Take this H-1B visa issue. They really need these H-1B visas.”
Murdoch suggested that taking a liberal approach to H-1B visas, which open America’s doors to select immigrants, might be hard to square with his promises to build a wall and close the borders. But Trump seemed unconcerned, assuring Murdoch, “We’ll figure it out.”
“What a fucking idiot,” said Murdoch, shrugging, as he got off the phone.
Trump Was Not Expecting To Win, He Assured Melania
Like everybody else outside the US, Trump would lose the election. He had thought losing would also mean winning and to members of his team. In an excerpt in the book;
Not only did Trump disregard the potential conflicts of his own business deals and real-estate holdings, he audaciously refused to release his tax returns. Why should he? Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn’t become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning.
Michael Flynn Believes Trump Would Lose Too
Mike Flynn, Trump's future National Security Adviser, who became Trump's opening act at campaign rallies and whom Trump loved to hear complain about the CIA and the haplessness of American spies, had been told by friends that it had not been a good idea to take $45,000 from the Russians for a speech. "Well, it would only be a problem if he won," he assured them, knowing that it would therefore not be a problem."
Trump known for not backing down against critics also went against his former friend, he said;
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.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. 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.
Trump lawyers have now issued a cease-and-desist letter to Steve Bannon. Steve has been accused of violating his non-disclosure agreement signed during his time in the White House.