Trump says he deserves most of the credit for winning the election – Los Angeles Times
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President Trump suggested that he deserves the majority of the credit for winning the 2016 election.
Trump tweeted Saturday that he’d read reports about “all of the ‘geniuses’ who were so instrumental” in his surprise Nov. 8 win.
“Problem is, most don’t exist,” he wrote, adding the hashtag “Fake News.”
It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what Trump was referencing.
Conservative blog Newsmax, which was founded by Trump associateChristopher Ruddy, reported that Trump was responding to the publication of a book called “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency.”
The book was released last week and quickly climbed to the top spot on the New York Times bestseller list. It largely credits Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, with helping to pave the way for Trump’s win.
With Trump’s recent ouster of Reince Priebus as chief of staff, some have speculated that Bannon, who reportedly heads a rival, anti-establishment faction within the White House, could come to occupy a position of even more influence.
The book’s author, Bloomberg Businessweek senior national correspondent Joshua Green, coyly responded to the president with a tweet of his own.
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