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Rebekah Mercer Issues Public Rebuke Of Steve Bannon

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Rebekah Mercer took the unusual step of releasing a public statement in rebuke of the former Trump adviser.

In the wake of explosive revelations from Michael Wolff's new book, in which former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon makes numerous derogatory statements about the president and his family, billionaire conservative Rebekah Mercer issued a strong rebuke of the former Trump insider.

"I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected," Mercer said. "My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements."

The Mercer family generally eschews the public arena, making Rebekah Mercer's statement all the more notable.

Mercer is arguably the most prominent former Bannon associate to disavow him in the wake of the book's publication. She said she remains committed in her support for Breitbart News, where she holds a minority stake and where Bannon serves as chairman.