Though it’s not the first storm the Trump White House has weathered, the ranks of the West Wing are reportedly in full damage control mode amid revelations from former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a new book titled Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
As The Daily Beast reported Wednesday afternoon, sources inside the White House say “a bunker mentality took hold” in the aftermath of Bannon’s many confessions about the atmosphere when he worked for the administration.
“There was a sense of palpable anger at the quotes Bannon gave to [writer Michael] Wolff for his book,” the Beast’s report read.
People who spoke with the president following the Fire and Fury excerpt’s release said he seemed “more furious that Bannon appeared to take too much credit for the 2016 victory,” and appeared less focused on the Breitbart executive’s comments that Donald Trump Jr.’s infamous Trump Tower meeting was “treasonous.”
“Members of President Trump’s inner circle, including his immediate family, were instantly enraged on Wednesday after the Bannon excerpts dropped,” the report continued, “and began hitting the phones to communicate to friends the imperative of ensuring Bannon is banished in Trump-world.”