Reports that President Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is on the “outs” with the administration are false, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
On Wednesday, Spicer said on “The O’Reilly Factor” that the president “values Steve’s commitment to the team.”
Two press interviews with President Trump may have given the impression that the relationship between Bannon and other Trump insiders was strained, so Spicer spoke up, saying that Trump “wants to make sure that everybody understands [that] the policies that this president is now espousing … are policies that he’s held for, in some cases, two, three, four decades. And I think the line may have been blurred a little bit.”
Spicer added, “He wanted to make it very clear but, at the same time, express confidence in the team that’s here and the talent that he has assembled.”
Spicer noted also that the remark he made on Tuesday — that Hitler did not use chemical weapons against his own people — was something he regretted saying and he has since apologized.
“It was just unfortunate that my mistake helped create a distraction from the great work that [Trump’s] doing for this country and, frankly, throughout the world,” Spicer said. “My job is to help do what I can to advance this thing, not get in the way of it. Unfortunately, yesterday I did just that.”
H/T: Fox News
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