“Steve is doing what he thinks is the right thing,” Trump said with McConnell at his side. “Some of the people that he may be looking at, I’m going to see if we talk him out of that because frankly they’re great people.”
At a meeting of conservative voters on Saturday, Bannon declared “it’s a season of war against a GOP establishment” and said he would support GOP candidates in the 2018 midterm elections who are loyal to Trump’s agenda on issues like tax reform.
Bannon, the head of Breitbart News, also singled out McConnell, saying “We’re going to cut off your oxygen, Mitch.”
Bannon has targeted Republican Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming, Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
But the newspaper reported Barrasso and Wicker voted with Trump 96 percent of the time and Fischer went along with Trump 92 percent of the time.