Trump said Bannon lost his mind when he left the White House. It backfired badly

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Trump has accused Steve Bannon of losing his mind since leaving his role in the White House, after Bannon made explosive comments in his new book.

The former White House chief strategist accused the President's son Donald Trump Jr of "treason" for meeting a Russian lawyer during the election campaign.

In a statement after the comments, Donald Trump said:

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. 

When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.

But some questioned Trump's wisdom in declaring someone else had "lost his mind" after recently announcing on Twitter a made-up awards show that names and shames whatever he deems fake news, all while he has a country to run.

Perhaps the President is hoping to overshadow Sunday's Golden Globes with the all-caps title of 'THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR', surely never seen before in award season.

People quickly picked up the irony of a President who gleefully uses the phrase 'stay tuned!' and yet accuses someone else of not being with it.

Take a deep breath, everyone. We're already 1.1 per cent of the way through 2018...

Though, as The Daily Show pointed out, at least Trump doesn't belive his apocalyptic threats will actually lead to the apocalypse.

Trump's tweet comes as less of a shock than you might find comfortable.

Trump has frequently lambasted the media for what he sees as biased reporting, and has even teased a fake news award show in the past.

In fact, a previous tweet from the President might even hint at potential winners on Monday.

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