In a statement regarding his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, Donald Trump dumped cold water on Steve Bannon.

“Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look,” Trump said. “Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.”

The theme of this first paragraph was on point but one thing is wrong. Steve Bannon did play a part in getting Trump elected. It is not a good move by Trump to deny something that is so obvious. Without Bannon’s ties to Breitbart Trump’s base might not come together as it did. With that being said, Bannon didn’t get him elected, Trump got himself elected by doing things no other politicians dared to do and sticking to an agenda Americans cared about.

The next factual thing is that the Senate loss in Alabama is on Bannon. Donald Trump didn’t back Moore, he backed Strange. In fact, Trump tweeted out he thought Moore would have a tough time winning in the general election.

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