Stephen K. Bannon, who is quoted in a new book calling Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in 2016 “treasonous,” said that Mr. Trump was “both a patriot and a good man.”
The president’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, said comments by Stephen K. Bannon in a new book were “out of touch with reality,” “vindictive” and “grotesque.”
President Trump criticized CNN International for representing “our nation to the WORLD very poorly.” The network pointed out that representing the United States was not its job.
On Twitter, President Trump said he was “forced” to watch CNN during his trip to Asia and “again realized how bad” it was.
Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor, said it was “irresponsible” of the head of Homeland Security to call the government’s response so far a good news story.
Mr. Obama’s letter, obtained by CNN, urged the incoming president to guard democratic institutions and traditions.