Donald Trump Jr. goes off on Steve Bannon in brutal tweetstorm

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  • Donald Trump Jr. blasted former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon after it was revealed that Bannon said he would crack under pressure from prosecutors in the Russia probe.
  • The White House on Wednesday unleashed on Bannon.


Donald Trump Jr. piled on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon in a series of tweets after Bannon reportedly said special counsel  Robert Mueller's investigators would "crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV."

On Wednesday, multiple news outlets published excerpts from journalist Michael Wolff's  upcoming book, " Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,"  which quotes Bannon criticizing White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and the president's son. 

Trump Jr. responded on Twitter, sarcastically thanking Bannon for throwing his full support behind former Alabama judge Roy Moore, who lost a special Senate election to Democrat Doug Jones, and had the support of Bannon and the president. 

He als0 said he agreed with former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci's declaration that Bannon enjoyed performing metaphorical felatio on himself. 

Trump's comments came shortly after President Donald Trump released a statement excoriating his former chief strategist after defending him for months following his departure from the White House.

"Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency," Trump said. "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.

"Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party," he continued. "Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look."

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