Newt Gingrich: ‘Bannon Has an Exaggerated Sense of Self-Importance’

Newt Gingrich reiterated today his belief that Steve Bannon has an inflated sense of self-importance.

With Bannon in the news today for a bunch of stunning quotes in Michael Wolff‘s new book, Fox News’ Neil Cavuto brought up President Trump‘s scorching statement and asked him for his take on all of this.

“First of all,” the former Speaker said, “Bannon has an exaggerated sense of self-importance and the news media, of course, builds it up ’cause it’s exactly, in the age of the Kardashians, the kind of nonsense that they love to fill time and space with.”

He told Cavuto that Bannon certainly thinks he’s important because of his role in the campaign, but Gingrich argued Trump “would have won the presidency without Bannon” and he’s governed without him just fine.

And then Gingrich went on to say that the American people just don’t care about this “noise.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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