Stephen Bannon called Mike Pence 'an unfortunate necessity' during the 2016 campaign

Steve Bannon.
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Stephen Bannon and former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos privately bemoaned Donald Trump's pick of Mike Pence as a running mate during the 2016 campaign, BuzzFeed News reports. The emails obtained by BuzzFeed News were, notably, exchanged just weeks before Bannon took over the Trump campaign:

On July 15, 2016, the day the Trump campaign announced that it had selected Pence, Breitbart's former technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos wrote to Bannon and Breitbart editor Alex Marlow."Seems like a bad pick. Should I tweet something ambivalent about him? People are telling me Trump likely didn't want this. ... What's our party line on this?""This is the price we pay for cruzbots and #nevertrump movement," Bannon responded. "An unfortunate necessity ... very. feel free to do whatever u want. we, as always, will remain above it all." [BuzzFeed News]

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