McMaster on Bannon Leaving WH: We Don’t Need People Advancing Their Own Agendas
Chris Wallace brought up Steve Bannon at the end of his lengthy interview with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, given the “widely known” difference of opinion between them.
Wallace asked him, “Is the administration better off with Steve Bannon out of the White House?”
McMaster did not address Bannon directly and instead said this:
“The administration is better off when we can serve the President by integrating and coordinating across all of our departments and agencies, with our key allies and partners, and to present the President with multiple options, and then, based on his decisions, to help the President implement these policies that prioritize protecting and advancing the interests of the American people. And so, what’s important is to have an inclusive process, not to try to manipulate into a particular decision or to advance your own agenda.”
Wallace pressed him on whether that last sentence was in reference to Bannon. He again declined to criticize Bannon specifically, reiterating that “there were some” who were acting in service of “narrow agendas.”
Watch above, via Fox.
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