Bannon infuriated Trump with comments to author Michael Wolff describing a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in NY between Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic".
New Zealanders wanting to get their hands on a copy of Michael Wolff's book about the Trump White House still have a couple of days to wait.
Trump defense of his mental fitness in a series of tweets was a singular episode in a presidency rife with moments unlike any that have come before in that office. "If they were stronger, hopefully, you would not have something like that happen where you can say whatever comes to your head".
Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury - Inside the Trump White House", portrays Trump as unfocused, unprepared and petty while presiding over a chaotic White House.
"Well, only because I went to the best colleges, or college", Trump responded.
Reagan, the Republican US president from 1981-1989, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1994 and died in 2004.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon says he regrets explosive comments he made about Donald Trump Jr. and a 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and several Russian nationals, walking back his assertion in a new book that the meeting was "treasonous".
President Donald Trump's former chief strategist released a statement today reaffirming his support for the commander in chief and praising Trump's eldest son as "both a patriot and a good man".
Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, in a combative appearance on CNN, described the book as "nothing but a pile of trash through and through".
This phenomenon is already having an impact on even the anti-Trump elements of the news media.
He was reacting on Saturday to an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office. At times when he was president, Reagan seemed forgetful and would lose his train of thought while talking.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders this past week called such suggestions "disgraceful and laughable".
But he said that Trump didn't appear angry Friday or Saturday. And in August, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., introduced a resolution urging the vice president and Cabinet to have Trump undergo a mental and physical exam to determine if he's competent.
In early December, members of the Senate and House met with Yale psychiatrist Dr. "No one questions the stability of the president", Haley said.