This caught my eye from page 7 of Fire and Fury:
Ailes asks Bannon what Trump has to do with Russians?
SB: "he went to Russia and he thought he was going to meet Putin. But Putin couldn't give a shit about him. So he's kept trying."
He's kept trying, present tense.
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) January 3, 2018