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Steve Bannon Called Ivanka Trump ‘Another Staffer Who Doesn’t Know What You’re Doing’ (Report)

New tell-all by Fox News host Howard Kurtz says former White House chief strategist tried to put first daughter in her place

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.”