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Steve Bannon believed Donald Trump had early-stage dementia and started covert campaign to use 25th Amendment to remove him from office, veteran 60 Minutes producer claims
- 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
- Bannon denied Rosen’s account Tuesday night: ‘This is another reporter trying to be a grifter and – complete, total fantasy’
PUBLISHED: 20:23 GMT, 16 February 2021 | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 16 February 2021
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 denied the journalist’s account on his War Room livestreamed show Tuesday evening.
‘This is another reporter trying to be a grifter and – complete, total fantasy,’ Bannon said.
Bannon did suggest there had been 25th Amendment chatter among those in Trump’s orbit.
‘If you want to find out whoever said about the 25th Amendment go and talk to “anonymous” and talk about John Kelly and talk to Jim Mattis and talk to the cabinet members, who Stephen K. Bannon never talked to a cabinet member or a member of the White House staff, ever, or this guy, ever, after the three-hour interview,’ he said of Rosen, referring to the sit-down with ’60 Minutes’ he did in September 2017 after leaving the administration.