Washington Post

A winning partnership pivots to bitter enmity

President Donald Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then onto Yuma, Ariz. to visit the U.S. border with Mexico and attend a rally in Phoenix. Foto: AP/Andrew Harnik

President Donald Trump's dismissive description Wednesday of Stephen K. Bannon as "a staffer" who had "very little to do with our historic victory" marked his latest effort to cast his onetime confidant as a bit player who never had any real influence on the president's politics or policies.

It was the kind of story-shaping statement that, not so long ago, Trump and Bannon might have written together...

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