UPDATE: Trump says Bannon 'lost his mind' after ex-strategist's comments in book

01/03/18 02:00 PM EST

President Donald Trump said Wednesday his former strategist Steve Bannon "lost his mind" after being fired and "has nothing to do with me or my presidency." Bannon is cited in a forthcoming book by Michael Wolff as saying a meeting between Trump's son Donald Jr. and a group of Russians was "treasonous" and "unpatriotic." (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bannon-says-trump-jrs-meeting-with-russians-was-treasonous-2018-01-03) In a statement, Trump said Bannon "doesn't represent my base--he's only in it for himself."

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