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Wolff's book confirms early criticism of Trump, Bannon

Wolff's book confirms early criticism of Trump, Bannon

According to findings released Wednesday, only 19 percent of GOP voters said they had a favorable view of the former White House chief strategist, a 13-percent drop in favorability from a little less than a month prior, when 32 percent registered approval of him.

Trump's nefarious anti-immigration remarks in declaring his intention to run for president back in 2015, in which he accused Mexico of sending "rapists" to the United States and vowed to build a "great, great wall" along the southern USA border, were made without Bannon's involvement.

Bannon infuriated Trump with comments he made to author Michael Wolff describing a meeting between Trump Jr., senior campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".

"Look, Kasowitz has known [Trump] for twenty-five years".

Bannon said he was dumbfounded. "Kasowitz on the campaign - what did we have, a hundred women?"

Although Bannon was sacked from his White House position by Trump in August, he had been a close Trump associate since he joined the Trump campaign and helped the political novice defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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The Journal reported that Cohen, who was the Trump Organization's top attorney for about a decade, arranged for the payment to Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, in October 2016 after a negotiation between her lawyer and Cohen on a nondisclosure agreement.

Trump married his third wife, Melania Trump, in 2005.

"I'm not saying I have or haven't", Trump said. Cohen also did not address any payment.

"Sadly", D'Antonio noted, Wolff's reporting on the "disparaging things the president says about women and his effort to understand the appeal of white supremacy also seem true to the man".

The New York Times reports that Bannon's departure was forced by Rebekah Mercer, a Republican megadonor whose investment in Breitbart gave her a seat on the board. The White House has called her accusation "totally false and ridiculous".