Transcript for White House pushes back against Steve Bannon
Next, the white house tonight, pushing back against former chief strategist Steve Bannon. In his first interview since leaving the administration, he is now blasting the president's decision to fire FBI director James Comey, calling it the biggest mistake in modern political history. ABC's senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the white house is on the defensive against one of its own. I don't think there's any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired, we would not have a special council. Reporter: On "60 minutes," Steve Bannon was asked if it's true that he called the president's decision to fire the FBI director the biggest mistake in political history. That would be probably too bombastic even for me but maybe modern political history. The firing of James Comey was the biggest mistake in modern political history? If you're saying that that's associated with me, then I'll leave it at that. Reporter: The white house is now pushing back. The president was 100% right in firing James Comey. Reporter: Yesterday, Sarah Sanders said the former chief strategist had spoken to the president just once since leaving the job last month. But today, Bannon reportedly said he talks to the president every two to three days. So, do they speak more regularly than maybe you were led to believe, or can you give us any insight as to how often they're talking? I don't think they speak, certainly not that frequently. I'm aware of two conversations they've had. And nothing beyond that. Reporter: And the white house is now focused on the president's visit to Florida. He and the first lafdy will head there on Thursday, David, to survey the damage. Cecilia Vega live at the
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