Trump Distances Himself From Steve Bannon While Thanking Him For Helping Beat “Crooked Hillary”

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to thank Stephen K. Bannon, his ousted White House chief strategist, and took a shot at his vanquished Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, while he was at it.

Trump’s tweet made no mention of Bannon’s contributions at the White House. It also referenced Bannon’s arrival after the GOP primary season, a point Trump and other White House officials have made in recent weeks as they’ve tried to distance themselves from Bannon.

Having departed the White House, Bannon is returning as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the pugilistic conservative website he helped guide before joining Trump’s campaign last August, Breitbart announced Friday.

The scowling photo behind the tweet is Trump’s new banner image on Twitter. For real.