Steve Bannon, the president of the White House, says he is “not going to be fired” following his firing of FBI Director James Comey.
“I’m not going [to] be fired,” Bannon told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on Sunday.
“We have a lot of time to go, and I think I’ve given a lot more than I need to, but I’m not coming back to the White [House] in the near future.
I think we have a long time ahead of us.””
I think the world is looking to us to have the kind of leadership that we’ve had for the last four years,” he added.
Bannon said he had been under pressure to make the decision to fire Comey, and he said he felt “great pressure.”
He said he was “pretty confident” that Comey would “do the right thing.”
“He was a man of integrity,” Bannon said.
“I know him.
He’s a great guy.
I know what he thinks about the president, but at the end of the day, he’s a man who loves his country and wants to do the right things for the country.
He did a terrific job.”
Bannon also told CNN that the firing had “not been a secret” within the White White House.
“It’s not secret, it’s not out there, and it’s just the way I see it,” he said.
“We have an administration, and we’ve got people that are very good, very smart people, and that’s what we’ve always done,” Bannon added.
“And I think the people in the White house, and the people around the president have done a wonderful job,” he concluded.