President Trump’s former White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, is now also a former Breitbart executive chairman, as the controversial figure has stepped down from the publication. Sources report that the departure was sprung by a major Breitbart investor, Rebekah Mercer, who saw fit to remove Bannon amid his controversial remarks that were recently published in a book. In this book., Mr. Bannon accused President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. of “treasonous” behavior and questioned the president’s mental fitness.
Breitbart released a statement via its chief executive, Larry Solov, saying that Bannon and the company will work on a smooth transition. In addition, it seems that the radio channel, SiriusXM, which acted as a platform for Mr. Bannon’s radio show has also announced it was cutting ties with him.
“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,” Solov’s statement reads.
Bannon accused President Trump’s family of many worrying things in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury”, which in turn prompted President Trump to denounce his former chief strategist. Trump even branded Bannon with the nickname, “Sloppy Steve”.
Bannon’s ambiguous departure from the White House prompted him to return to Breitbart, where he was hailed as a hero. However, the former executive’s recent remarks made the president shed light on his departure from the White House saying that Bannon was fired.
Breitbart News is a conservative website that mostly acted as a platform for promoting the Trump administration, or pushing national economic populism and attacking Republican representatives not loyal to Trump.
Even after being fired, it seemed that Bannon continued being a mouthpiece for the Trump administration. He even apologized recently for accusing Trump and his family in the book, however, it seems it may be too late.
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