GOP/MITCH MCCONNELL/STEVE BANNON: [Reporter: “Mr. President, do you approve of Steve Bannon’s war on Mitch McConnell and the Republican establishment?”]
“Well, Steve is very committed. He’s a friend of mine, and he’s very committed to getting things passed.
I mean, look, I have — despite what the press writes, I have great relationships with actually many senators, but in particular with most Republican senators. But we’re not getting the job done.
And I’m not going to blame myself, I’ll be honest…
And I can understand where Steve Bannon is coming from. And I can understand — to be honest with you, Jon, I can understand where a lot of people are coming from because I’m not happy about it and a lot of people aren’t happy about it.”
-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump in Cabinet Meeting,” whitehouse.gov, Oct. 16, 2017