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Trump Left 'Furious,' with Bannon Over New Book

Thursday Jan 4, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, with then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center, and then- chief strategist Steve Bannon, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull, with then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, center, and then- chief strategist Steve Bannon, right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.  (Source:AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The White House says President Donald Trump was left feeling "furious" and "disgusted" after claims by his former top adviser Steve Bannon in a new book.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders complained Wednesday the book contained "outrageous" and "completely false claims against the president, his administration and his family."

The criticism was spurred by an unflattering book by Michael Wolff that paints Trump as a leader who doesn't understand the weight of the presidency.


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A lawyer for President Donald Trump is threatening legal action against former White House strategist Steve Bannon over what he calls "disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements" in a new book.

Trump attorney Charles Harder has sent a letter to Bannon, saying the former Trump aide violated confidentiality agreements by speaking with reporter Michael Wolff for a book. The letter demands Bannon "cease and desist" any further disclosure of confidential information.

In the book, Bannon is quoted as describing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous."

Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ABC News first reported the letter from Harder.

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