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Miloch
2021-02-16 22:38:15 UTC
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...and started covert campaign to use 25th Amendment to remove him from office,
veteran 60 Minutes producer claims

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*Steve Bannon believed President Donald Trump had early-stage dementia in 2017,
according to veteran '60 Minutes' producer Ira Rosen

*Rosen writes in his new book, which was released Tuesday, that Bannon waged a
covert campaign to have Trump removed via the 25th Amendment

*'You need to do the 25th amendment piece ... BTW brother I never steer u
wrong,' Bannon texted Rosen during the summer of 2017

*Rosen said on the Skullduggery podcast Tuesday that Bannon believed he could
inherit Trump's supporters and win the White House if Trump had to resign

*'The fact that Bannon tried to build support to have Trump removed, after
having served as his most senior adviser in the White House, was astonishing,'
he wrote

Steve Bannon believed President Donald Trump had early-stage dementia in 2017
and started a covert campaign to get him removed via the 25th Amendment, a
veteran '60 Minutes' producer revealed in a new book.

Producer Ira Rosen wrote in his memoir, 'Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60
Minutes,' that Bannon began reaching out to Trump allies during the summer of
2017 and had conversations with them about the then-president's mental state.

'He believed Trump was suffering from early-stage dementia and that there was a
real possibility he would be removed from office by the Twenty-Fifth Amendment,
where the cabinet could vote that the president was no longer mentally capable
of carrying out his duties,' Rosen wrote. 'Bannon began to push that story
hard.'

Rosen's book was released Tuesday.

'Bannon said the president had no attention span, didn't read and now doesn't
listen. He said Trump repeats himself a lot, telling the same story minutes
after he told it before,' Rosen wrote.

In the text of the book, Rosen included a text message Bannon sent to him.

'You need to do the 25th amendment piece ... BTW brother I never steer u wrong,'
it said.

And revealed details about Bannon's planning.

'He mentioned a Sunday prayer service some cabinet officials attended, along
with Vice President Pence, as a place where the conspiracy to remove Trump could
begin,' Rosen recalled.

The vice president and a majority of the cabinet are needed to declare that the
president is unfit for office, according to the 25th Amendm

Bannon also traveled to Republican superdonor Robert Mercer's home and tried to
get him engaged in the effort, Rosen reported.

Instead, it was Bannon the Mercers cut off.

In an episode of the Skullduggery podcast, Rosen goes into greater details about
what was motivating Bannon.

He explained to hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman that Trump 'kind of
turned on Bannon' after Bannon appeared on the cover of Time magazine in
February 2017, just weeks into the new administration.

'And Bannon realized that Trump was repeating the same stories over and over
again,' Rosen said. 'And Bannon kept saying this and he wanted to do something
about it.'

'Now the secret was that Bannon crazily thought that he could be president,'
Rosen continued. 'He would have been very happy to see Trump disappear from the
scenes, either through the 25th Amendment, resigning for whatever and he would
step in and fill the gulf. And carry the mantle of the Trump followers.'

'But he was delusional about it,' Rosen added.

Bannon left the White House in August 2017 and did a sit-down with '60 Minutes,'
the fruit of Rosen's years-long relationship with the political strategist, in
September 2017.

Bannon stayed publicly supportive of Trump in the interview.

'But the fact that Bannon tried to build support to have Trump removed, after
having served as his most senior adviser in the White House, was astonishing,'
Rosen commented in his book.

A Vanity Fair story from October 2017 that describes Trump as being
'increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods' lines up with what Rosen
said Bannon was pushing as a narrative.

The story featured Bannon warning Trump that he should be more fearful of being
removed via the 25th Amendment than by impeachment. Sources told Vanity Fair's
Gabriel Sherman that when Bannon brought this up with the then-president Trump
said, 'What's that?'

'A source' also told Sherman that Bannon believed Trump only had a 30 per cent
change of making it through his first-term.

Sherman also used a blind quote in the story from a Trump adviser who expressed
relief that the president decided not to do a sit-down with '60 Minutes' that
fall.

'He's lost a step. They don't want him doing adversarial TV interviews,' the
adviser is quoted as saying.

In recent months, Bannon has stepped back into an adviser's role for Trump - and
was given a last-minute pardon after being charged with defrauding Trump
supporters over a scheme to build part of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

A spokesperson for Bannon did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's request
for comment.



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Mike Weber
2021-02-17 02:06:45 UTC
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*Steve Bannon believed President Donald Trump had early-stage dementia
in 2017, according to veteran '60 Minutes' producer Ira Rosen
*Rosen writes in his new book, which was released Tuesday, that Bannon
waged a covert campaign to have Trump removed via the 25th Amendment
*'You need to do the 25th amendment piece ... BTW brother I never steer
u wrong,' Bannon texted Rosen during the summer of 2017
*Rosen said on the Skullduggery podcast Tuesday that Bannon believed he
could inherit Trump's supporters and win the White House if Trump had to
resign
*'The fact that Bannon tried to build support to have Trump removed,
after having served as his most senior adviser in the White House, was
Steve Bannon believed President Donald Trump had early-stage dementia in
2017 and started a covert campaign to get him removed via the 25th
Amendment, a veteran '60 Minutes' producer revealed in a new book.
Producer Ira Rosen wrote in his memoir, 'Ticking Clock: Behind the
Scenes at 60 Minutes,' that Bannon began reaching out to Trump allies
during the summer of 2017 and had conversations with them about the
then-president's mental state.
'He believed Trump was suffering from early-stage dementia and that
there was a real possibility he would be removed from office by the
Twenty-Fifth Amendment, where the cabinet could vote that the president
was no longer mentally capable of carrying out his duties,' Rosen wrote.
'Bannon began to push that story hard.'
Rosen's book was released Tuesday.
'Bannon said the president had no attention span, didn't read and now
doesn't listen. He said Trump repeats himself a lot, telling the same
story minutes after he told it before,' Rosen wrote.
In the text of the book, Rosen included a text message Bannon sent to him.
'You need to do the 25th amendment piece ... BTW brother I never steer u
wrong,' it said.
And revealed details about Bannon's planning.
'He mentioned a Sunday prayer service some cabinet officials attended,
along with Vice President Pence, as a place where the conspiracy to
remove Trump could begin,' Rosen recalled.
The vice president and a majority of the cabinet are needed to declare
that the president is unfit for office, according to the 25th Amendm
Bannon also traveled to Republican superdonor Robert Mercer's home and
tried to get him engaged in the effort, Rosen reported.
Instead, it was Bannon the Mercers cut off.
In an episode of the Skullduggery podcast, Rosen goes into greater
details about what was motivating Bannon.
He explained to hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman that Trump
'kind of turned on Bannon' after Bannon appeared on the cover of Time
magazine in February 2017, just weeks into the new administration.
'And Bannon realized that Trump was repeating the same stories over and
over again,' Rosen said. 'And Bannon kept saying this and he wanted to
do something about it.'
'Now the secret was that Bannon crazily thought that he could be
president,' Rosen continued. 'He would have been very happy to see
Trump disappear from the scenes, either through the 25th Amendment,
resigning for whatever and he would step in and fill the gulf. And carry
the mantle of the Trump followers.'
'But he was delusional about it,' Rosen added.
Bannon left the White House in August 2017 and did a sit-down with '60
Minutes,' the fruit of Rosen's years-long relationship with the
political strategist, in September 2017.
Bannon stayed publicly supportive of Trump in the interview.
'But the fact that Bannon tried to build support to have Trump removed,
after having served as his most senior adviser in the White House, was
astonishing,' Rosen commented in his book.
A Vanity Fair story from October 2017 that describes Trump as being
'increasingly unfocused and consumed by dark moods' lines up with what
Rosen said Bannon was pushing as a narrative.
The story featured Bannon warning Trump that he should be more fearful
of being removed via the 25th Amendment than by impeachment. Sources
told Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman that when Bannon brought this up with
the then-president Trump said, 'What's that?'
'A source' also told Sherman that Bannon believed Trump only had a 30
per cent change of making it through his first-term.
Sherman also used a blind quote in the story from a Trump adviser who
expressed relief that the president decided not to do a sit-down with
'60 Minutes' that fall.
'He's lost a step. They don't want him doing adversarial TV interviews,'
the adviser is quoted as saying.
In recent months, Bannon has stepped back into an adviser's role for
Trump - and was given a last-minute pardon after being charged with
defrauding Trump supporters over a scheme to build part of the
U.S.-Mexico border wall.
A spokesperson for Bannon did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's
request for comment.
And to top it off, Bannon swindled Trump supporters of $millions in that
border wall fraud. He's some kind of Leftist hero!

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