President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon said White House economic adviser Gary Cohn “absolutely” should resign along with any other aides who can’t adequately stand by the president.
“When you side with a man you side with him,” Bannon, who left his post last month, told Charlie Rose in an interview, excerpts of which were released Thursday. The full interview is to be broadcast Sunday on the CBS program “60 Minutes.”
“If you’re going to break with him, resign,” Bannon said. “If you find it unacceptable you should resign.” He said Cohn, who was critical of Trump’s message after the deadly aftermath of racially charged protests last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, “absolutely” had an obligation to resign.
As for his own relationship with Trump, Bannon downplayed the strains that grew during his time at the White House. “I’m going to be his wingman outside for the entire time,”