This comes from the second book by Michael Wolff on the Trump presidency called “Siege: Trump Under Fire.”
The first was called “Fire and Fury.”
Courtesy of The Guardian:
In a key passage, Bannon is reported as saying he believes investigations of Donald Trump’s financial history will provide proof of the underlying criminality of his eponymous company.
Assessing the president’s exposure to various investigations, many seeded by the special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation of Russian election interference, Wolff writes: “Trump was vulnerable because for 40 years he had run what increasingly seemed to resemble a semi-criminal enterprise.”
He then quotes Bannon as saying: “I think we can drop the ‘semi’ part.”
Damn! That’s going to leave a mark.
Here is more concerning Trump’s wealth:
In Siege, Wolff quotes Bannon saying investigations into Trump’s finances will cut adrift even his most ardent supporters: “This is where it isn’t a witch hunt – even for the hardcore, this is where he turns into just a crooked business guy, and one worth $50m instead of $10bn.
“Not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag.”
Now I will mention that Steve Bannon is also a real scumbag, who is currently trying to spread white nationalism all throughout Europe and attempting to undermine their elections.
However he knows quite a lot about Donald Trump and obviously there is no love lost there, so I believe what he shares to be accurate.
Especially since most reporting confirms exactly what he has been saying.