The story that cost Bannon’s credibility and therefore that of his organization was published by New York magazine: “Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President” by Michael Wolff. This is a promotion for his new book.
Now we know this is a lie. Logic is a demanding mistress, but she is always true and will never betray you.
We know that Donald Trump did not spend $66 million out of his own pocket, and lose $150 million to $250 million in potential income just to finish second to Crooked Hillary Clinton.
What in defeat could possibly be worth $216 million to $316 million to him?
Once defeated, the Clinton Family would have mocked, indicted, and ruined Trump and his family members, including his ex-wives.
You can say he was prepared to lose on Election Night. You can say he was surprised he won on Election Night. But you cannot say he was anything but elated to win.
Writer Michael Wolff’s premise that Trump wanted to lose undermines Wolf’s entire work, which includes an allegation by Bannon that the Trump family laundered money and committed treason at Trump Tower.
By not immediately divorcing himself from the quotes Wolff attributed to him, Bannon assumes full responsibility for his words.