Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- Military probes possible friendly fire in deaths of two U.S. service members in Afghanistan
- Trump signs executive order that could open California coast to drilling
- House okays one-week stopgap measure to avert shutdown
- GOP shutting out doctors, Democrats in effort to resuscitate healthcare overhaul
- Sanctuary cities get legal boost from conservative Supreme Court rulings
- Two American troops killed in Afghanistan near site where U.S. dropped mega bomb
President Trump says his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, joined his campaign “very late,” downplaying the notion that Bannon is an influential member of his team.
In an interview with the New York Post, Trump was asked about infighting among top members of his administration in which Bannon is said to be a central figure.
Trump said, “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late.”
Trump said he had already jumped major hurdles in the campaign by that time, beating “all the senators and all the governors” before he met Bannon.
The president added, “I'm my own strategist, and it wasn't like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary,” referring to general election opponent Hillary Clinton.