Apparently losing your job once is not enough—if you’re Steve Bannon, you may as well go two for two.
On Tuesday, Breitbart Post announced that Steve Bannon, Executive Chairman would be stepping down. This comes just a short time after his public fallout with President Donald Trump, whom he formerly served under as the White House Chief Strategist prior to August.
Steve Bannon’s comments on Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s book on Donald Trump is the reason for his departure from Breitbart. Former financial patron Rebekah Mercer allegedly forced Bannon to step down due to the controversy the book comments has sparked and the negative attention that his feud with Trump has created.
Specifically of issue with Fire and Fury was his disparaging comments about Donald Trump Jr., and his agreement that President Donald Trump is mentally unfit for office. Certainly, this revelation is a shocking one given that Bannon was Trump’s right hand man for a significant portion of Trump’s political journey thus far, and Bannon’s own problematic and frankly, slightly sinister political views.
Bannon since expressed regret over the comments, but it was not enough to quell the firestorm that resulted from it.
Larry Solov, Breitbart’s Chief Executive confirmed the news in a statement, which reads:
‘Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition… Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish.’
For Bannon’s part, he articulated that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”
President Donald Trump has yet to respond to the news, but has made a number of comments about Bannon following his firing from his administration.
Even the GOP Twitter page tuned in to slam Wolff for the book:
The reviews are in… pic.twitter.com/UNdkNbBEFF
— GOP (@GOP) January 5, 2018
Trump’s attorney sent Bannon a cease and desist order not long ago claiming Bannon’s comments on the book was defamatory and illegal.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 4, 2018
CHECK OUT this video detailing the Trump administration’s reaction to Bannon’s comments:
No word yet either on what Steve Bannon will do next, but perhaps it’ll have to be out of the public eye.
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