It is not clear what Stephen Bannon expected when he spilled his ugliest thoughts into Michael Wolff’s new tell-all book about Donald Trump, Fire and Fury. He may have expected to be revered as a king-maker or the head of the alt-right universe, but he certainly did not expect this.
Trump’s former presidential campaign CEO and chief strategist left the White House not long after General John Kelly took the reins as chief of staff. After that, he went on to accumulate a rag-tag group of Republican candidates. The most notorious was Roy Moore, who was running for Alabama’s senate seat, which opened up after Jeff Sessions became 45’s attorney general.
Bannon appeared in his two shirts and scruffy self to promote the creepy guy who hung around the local shopping mall harassing teenage girls so much that he was banned. The former executive chairman of Breitbart News did not miss a beat when a woman came forward and credibly accused Moore of molesting her when she was only 14-years-old, and he was a district attorney in his 30’s.
The neo-Nazi sympathizer’s candidate lost. Then, Wolff captured his words criticizing not only Trump but the president’s children and nearly everyone else in the White House. After the book came out, the man who wanted to tear down this nation’s institutions soon realized that he was nothing without his billionaire backers.
The hedge fund magnate, Robert Mercer, pulled his generous financial support from Bannon. Then, Mercer’s daughter, Rebekah, released a statement, according to The New York Times:
‘My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements. I have a minority interest in Breitbart News and I remain committed in my support for them.’
Then, she lobbied and succeeded to get Bannon canned from Breitbart. Where will the White House outcast go next?
He will not be going to Fox New nor CNN. A network spokesperson for Fox News told The Hill:
‘Fox News will not be hiring Steve Bannon.’
Then, a CNN spokesperson confirmed that they are not interested in Bannon, The Hill reported. Tuesday Sirius XM also said that the former top strategist for the White House would no longer host his own radio show.
Sirius XM released this statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
‘Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on Sirius XM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News.’
Bannon, 64, had just come back to Breitbart News to host a Sirius XM radio show in December. He became executive chairman of Breitbart after the founder, Andrew Breitbart, died suddenly at age 43.
Although the former media executive has since apologized for the comments, Donald Trump refused to accept it.
White House spokesperson, Hogan Gidley, said:
‘When you go after somebody’s family in the (manner) which he did, two of the president’s children are serving this nation, sacrificing in their service, it is repugnant, it is grotesque and I challenge anybody to go and talk about somebody’s family and see if that person doesn’t come back and comes back hard.’
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