Donald Trump is in the news again after the President claimed he had “my best friend in the world” in the Oval Office.
Speaking in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Mr Trump said his son was “going to be a great leader”.
Mr Trump claimed he met the President when he was a child in New York City, and the two became good friends.
“My friend, he had a friend in Washington, DC, he used to call me ‘Little Donald’, he called me ‘Baby Donald’,” Mr Trump told Hannity.
“And then I remember I was sitting there with my parents, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I see you’re not that big a deal.'”
Mr Trump added: “And he’s like, you know, he’s been sitting there for a couple of days and I think I’ve just met my best friend ever, my son, he was the dumbest…”
Mr Trump has previously claimed that Mr Bannon is his “biggest fan” and said that his friend was his “only reason” to get involved in politics.
He also accused Mr Bannon of being “one of the most dishonest people” in politics, and said he would “do anything for him”.
But Mr Trump’s comments have sparked a backlash on social media and from fellow Republicans.
Former Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Mr Trump should be “shamed for his immature behaviour”.
“Mr Trump should never be allowed to run for president,” he said on Twitter.
“He is clearly a clown, and should not be allowed the opportunity to run as an adult.
He should be ashamed of himself.”
Senator John McCain added: Mr Trump is clearly the dumbdest person in America.
He has never done anything of consequence.
He is clearly not a good person.
He needs to be embarrassed.
And he should apologize for the lies and distortions.
The President is right, I’m not going to be President.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2020 The President’s tweets come after a tweet from the President last month claiming he had met a “very special boy” in Washington DC.
“I’m not kidding.
I met him last night at Trump Tower, and he was my best buddy in the whole world,” Mr Trump wrote.
The tweet came after the Washington Post reported that Mr Trump had met Mr Bannon, who has previously been described as Mr Trump ‘s “bigest fan”.
“The President is wrong.
I am not going for a run,” Mr Bannon told The New York Times in a story published on Tuesday.
“You can’t run the country the way that Donald Trump wants to run it.”
‘Very special boy’ Mr Trump also said he had seen “some very special boys” in his life and claimed that “everybody was a star”.
He later tweeted: “My best friend is going to make the White House one of the biggest jobs in history.”
In a follow-up tweet, Mr Bannon said Mr White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was “a real star” who had been “helping with every single detail”.
“Reince is the star.
He’s the most talented guy I’ve met,” Mr White said.
“The guy has the best sense of humor, he likes to make jokes, he loves to joke around.”
“He’s a very, very talented guy,” Mr Priebus told Fox News on Tuesday morning.
“Reach out to him and tell him to come to the White house.”
Mr Bannon has previously said Mr Priebus is a “great guy” who is “going for a job” but is not the person to lead the administration.
“People are not going [for a White House] because of him,” Mr Bias told ABC News last month.
“They’re going for jobs.
Reince is not going.
The people who are going are people who know that Reince will do the right thing.”
Mr Trump tweeted that he had been in contact with Mr Priebus “for a long time”.
“He knows what he’s doing, I love Reince,” he tweeted.
“It’s not about me.
It’s about winning.”
Mr White’s tweets also follow an earlier tweet from Mr Trump in which he claimed he has “seen some very special children”.
“I am in love with my son.
He wants to be an attorney, he wants to become a real estate developer, he knows he wants a big job, he understands the system, and has an incredible, great talent,” Mr Trumps tweets.
“All I can say is, I am in awe of his talent, his character and his desire to succeed.”
“We will see what happens.”