Trump blasts Bannon over book, says ex-aide ‘lost his mind’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump returned fire with both barrels Wednesday against criticism leveled at him in a new book that says he never expected — or wanted — to win the White House, his victory left his wife in tears and a senior adviser thought his son’s contact with a Russian lawyer during the campaign was “treasonous.”

Trump released a formal statement railing against his former chief White House strategist, Steve Bannon, insisting Bannon had little to do with his victorious campaign and “has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.”