White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, did his first television interview on Sept. 10. Appearing on CBS News ‘60 Minutes. Bannon spoke with interviewer Charlie Rose about republican legislators, immigration, and the politics of White House staffing.
What didn’t make the cut was Bannon’s comment about Jared Kushner and James Comey. In a follow- up segment posted to CBS’ website interviewer Rose asked Bannon about his thoughts on President Trump’s firing former FBI direction James Comey. Rose asked Bannon if he was in favor of Comey being fired. Bannon responded that the media reported that he was adamantly opposed to it. He went all politician, and didn’t give a direct response saying it was only reported. Rose also asked if Jared Kushner was in favor of firing James Comey. He responded that he didn’t know, you will have to find out through media or investigation. Bannon also commented on former Trump opponent, Hilary Clinton. He said she was “not very bright” and “Doesn’t have a grasp on what’s important”
WATCH: Bannon on Hillary Clinton: "She's not very bright…she doesn't have a grasp on what's important and what's not." pic.twitter.com/0yDc9xmgZM
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 10, 2017
During Bannon’s time in the White House, Kushner and Bannon were at odds. It was reported that Kushner and Vice President, Mike Pence were in favor of firing Bannon. He also commented on the republican legislators, who he said were undermining the Trump administration he went on to say “It’s Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious.”
🚨Siren🚨 Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 18, 2017
Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist in mid-August, and returned to his former role as executive chairman of right-wing website Breitbart. Bannon also weighed in on the number of other controversial subjects, including Trump’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). You can see the rest of the interview on the CBS website.