It's probably safe to say the self-professed mastermind behind President Trump's election won't be back in 2020. Trump issued a blistering, four-paragraph takedown of Steve Bannon on Wednesday, hours after it was reported that Bannon had called Donald Trump Jr. "treasonous" for meeting with Russian operatives during the campaign. "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency," Trump wrote. "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." The statement came after excerpts of a forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," by author Michael Wolff surfaced Wednesday. In the book, Bannon slams the president's son, Donald Jr., Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign chairman Paul Manafort and calls their infamous meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." In his statement, Trump said Bannon didn't deserve any credit for his White House win.
Ann Coulter, conservative political commentator and author joined the Todd Starnes Show today to discuss Wolff's "blockbuster", which Coulter says will be the "first intellectually satisfying anti-Trump book". Regarding the content of the shocking tell-all, Coulter said, "From what I've read of the excerpts, some seem true, some seem clearly false." "There's a lot of literary license where he's recreating conversations he didn't have," she added. The conservative columnist went on to note that bombshells like this are part of the reason why she insists on being interviewed by email after being misquoted in 2016 while promoting her book "In Trump We Trust." Coulter also posed some interesting questions: Are Trump and Bannon just trying to lure leftists into reading this book because it somehow humanizes Trump? Are they trying to get people to read this book because there's something in it they really want to get out? And lastly, are they trying to distract from something-- referencing a day last July when the media was so busy covering President Trump trolling Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that Jared Kushner testifying before Congress went almost completely under the radar. Listen to the full interview below: