Trump slams Bannon: ‘When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind’

From the Washington Post:

President Donald Trump unleashed on his former chief strategist and campaign chairman Wednesday, issuing a long and unusual statement questioning Stephen K. Bannon’s mental stability, honesty and political influence.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. 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.”

Trump continued, “Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. 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 statement from Trump came after Bannon criticized Trump and his family in recent interviews, mocking the president’s intellect, criticizing the operations of the White House and torching Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. His most recent comments — published in excerpts from a book by journalist Michael Wolff published online Wednesday — came two weeks after a Bannon profile in Vanity Fair that infuriated the president and his senior aides.

Roy Moore’s Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones, raised money for his campaign

Remember Roy Moore’s wife declaring that they couldn’t be antisemitic because they have a jew lawyer?

The Jewish attorney who Roy Moore’s wife touted employing in an attempt to fight off claims of anti-Semitism is actually a longtime friend and supporter of Senator-elect Doug Jones, who defeated Moore last month.

Richard Jaffe is an Alabama defense attorney hired by the Moores to defend their son, Caleb Moore, against drug charges in 2016.

Jaffe told the Washington Examiner he has been close personal friends with Doug Jones for more than 30 years and he both contributed to, and raised money for, his campaign.

“There could not be a more passionate supporter of Doug than me!” Jaffe said.

CNN’s Stelter: If Trump were leader of another country, we’d say this is ‘a person who is not well’

Quite a few of us have been saying this about Trump from the very beginning:

CNN’s Brian Stelter said if President Trump were the leader of another country, such as Germany or China, people would say his tweets were “messages from a person who is not well.”

During an appearance on CNN, Stelter said some of the tweets Trump sent out Tuesday were “deeply disturbing.”

He said when Trump was inaugurated last January, some people started to raise concerns about Trump’s mental health and his fitness for office.

Tweet of the Year

The President of the United States is a deranged lunatic who is casually flaunting our Nuclear arsenal as a dick measuring contest instead of the death of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people. There’s no joke for this. It’s just scary that things have gone as far as they have with him and the worst part is knowing that things can get so much worse because nobody in the GOP is willing to stop this.