Trump Rolls Out New Nickname for Steve Bannon

He's now 'Sloppy Steve'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 2:03 AM CST
Trump Has a New Nickname for Steve Bannon
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a Roy Moore rally on Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Steve Bannon's fall from grace is now complete: President Trump has given the former White House strategist a disparaging nickname, much as he did with "Crooked" Hillary Clinton and "Crazy" Bernie Sanders. In an angry tweet late Thursday, Trump blasted both "Sloppy" Steve Bannon and author Michael Wolff (a co-founder of Newser), whose book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House he's trying to block from release.

"I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down) for author of phony book!" the president wrote. "I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!" Following Trump's very public split with Bannon over remarks in Wolff's book, "that name is gonna stick," predicts Mediaite. (Wolff's book is going on sale early.)

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