"He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around". Now cut off from political and financial supporters, the alt-right media firebrand called the Trump scion a "patriot" and said he regretted that his delay in responding to "inaccurate reporting" had diverted attention from the president's first-year accomplishments.
He then said Wolff "doesn't know me at all" and did not interview him for the book, as Wolff has claimed. Bannon exited the White House in 2017, when he returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman.
Bannon walked back many of his remarks on Sunday about the Russian Federation investigation, Trump, and his family.
Bannon's comments led to a falling out with President Trump, who said Bannon "lost his mind" after leaving the White House previous year. "I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism, and I remain ready to stand in the breech for this president's efforts to make America great again". "If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen", he said.
In the book, Bannon was quoted as calling Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer and several others in June 2016 "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".
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But the author defended the book, saying Trump's response helps prove the U.S. president lacks credibility.
"My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda", Bannon said in Sunday's statement.
In his statement Sunday, Bannon said his comments were not intended as a slight against the president's son.
He added that there was "zero" chance Trump Jr. Bannon said Manafort was "a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate".
Bannon apologized Sunday, saying that Trump Jr. "I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected".