No retraction for Fire and Fury, says Trump book publisher's lawyer

  • No retraction for Fire and Fury, says Trump book publisher's lawyer

No retraction for Fire and Fury, says Trump book publisher's lawyer

Former White House strategist Mr Bannon quit his role as Executive Chairman following a public disagreement between him and U.S. president Donald Trump. The statement declined to offer a reason for Bannon's departure. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job.

Many in the media have been speculating about President Trump's mental stability following the release of a controversial tell-all book about his first months in the White House. Instead, he went on the attack against Bannon, dubbing him "Sloppy Steve" and releasing a statement insisting that "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency" and that "when he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind".

Bannon is quoted in the book severely criticising the president and described one meeting between Trump's team and a Russian lawyer as "treacherous".

He said the increase in sales was incredible but wondered if he owed royalty cheques to Donald Trump and Steve Bannon.

Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", characterized Trump as mentally unstable, inept and unprepared for the presidency.

An attorney for the publisher of Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury says no retraction or apology is coming.

However, Bannon didn't respond until Sunday when he tried to walk back some of the comments without officially apologizing.

He went on to call Donald Jnr "both a patriot and a good man" and said that his remarks were aimed not at him but at then-campaign chair Paul Manafort, who was reportedly present with Donald Jnr and Kushner in the meeting.

Bannon's breakup with Breitbart is also costing him his daily show on the conservative talk station on satellite radio network SiriusXM.

Breitbart CEO Larry Solov also issued a brief, positive statement.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last Thursday that Breitbart should "look at and consider" cutting ties with Bannon. Its political philosophy was amplified by Trump when he announced his candidacy in 2015, although Breitbart steered a relatively even line during the early primaries between Trump and Republican challenger Ted Cruz, the Mercers' preferred candidate.

The Trump internet are most unpleased with that development and are linking it to Mr Bannon's political execution. Breitbart's editors insisted the site endorsed none of those views. Bannon left to join the Trump campaign as chief executive officer in 2016.