BREAKING: Breitbart News Makes STUNNING Decision On The Fate Of Steve Bannon!
Steve Bannon has been under fire for trashing the President’s family and advisors in “Fire and Fury,” causing even populist conservatives to call for his ouster from Breitbart.
Bannon walked-back his quotes from the book over the weekend, saying he considers Trump’s sons and daughters to be patriots.
But that didn’t stop Breitbart from pulling the trigger. A bombshell report now indicates that as of Tuesday afternoon, Breitbart News and Bannon have mutually agreed to part ways.
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Executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon stepped down from the outlet he has led since 2012.
The announcement, first reported by the New York Times, comes after the former White House chief strategist came under fire when President Donald Trump attacked Bannon Friday for disparaging comments he made in a new book by author Michael Wolff. Trump released a statement the day his comments came to light, declaring that when he left the White House, Bannon “not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
Trump then gave Bannon the nickname “sloppy Steve.”
Bannon allegedly told Wolff that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in Trump tower on July 9, 2016, was “treasonous” in nature. Bannon also reportedly personally insulted Ivanka Trump’s intelligence in a comment to Wolff.
The White House did not accept Bannon’s apology for his comments about the president and his family to Wolff in his new book, “Fire And Fury.” Deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One Monday that Bannon’s comments insulting the president’s family crossed the line. (RELATED: White House Smacks Down Bannon’s Apology)
“I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform,” Bannon said in a statement on the website after stepping down.
Trumpers do owe Bannon a debt of gratitude for helping to build a pro-conservative news outlet like Breitbart.
But when former campaign advisors start colluding with trashy journalists to print falsehoods about the First Family, it’s time for a little soul-searching. Bannon will need to prove to conservatives and Trump fans that he is still in full support of the POTUS, and not playing both sides of the coin for his own benefit.