Breitbart’s Editor-in-Chief Steve Bannon is trying to make amends.
Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander-in-chief and praising Trump’s eldest son as “both a patriot and a good man.”
Bannon recently infuriated Trump with comments to author Michael Wolff describing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in New York between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
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But Bannon said Sunday his description was aimed at former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who also attended the meeting, and not Trump’s son.
“I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president’s historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency,” Bannon said in the statement, first obtained by the news