Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon once told the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, she was “just another staffer” who didn’t know what she was doing, according to a new explosive tell-all book.
“My daughter loves me as a dad,” Bannon told Ivanka, according to the new book. “You love your dad. I get that. But you’re just another staffer who doesn’t know what you’re doing.”
The comments, first reported in the Washington Post, were included in a the latest book about the Trump White House, written by Fox News host Howard Kurtz. The book, called “Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth,” is set to be released later this month.
According to Kurtz, Trump had concerns about whether his daughter and son-in-law should move to Washington to join his administration.
Kurtz also wrote about an Oval Office meeting in which Bannon blamed Ivanka for a leak and that the president sided with Bannon, telling Ivanka Trump: “Baby, I think Steve’s right here.”
The book comes less than three weeks after titillating exposé by reporter Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” had Washington and the country buzzing.
The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But a White House official denied the account to the Washington Post, telling the paper: “The past three weeks have made very clear who the leakers are.”