Stephen Bannon, former senior advisor to President Trump, has stepped down from his position at Breitbart News after his explosive comments regarding President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and other White House advisors surfaced in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury.”
“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,” said Bannon, pledging to “work together” to ensure an orderly transition at the online news powerhouse.
Bannon returned to Breitbart News during the summer of 2017 following his ouster from the Trump administration, vowing to “go to war” for President Trump and the populist agenda that swept him into the White House in the fall of 2016.
The former White House strategist came under fire from Trump aides and staffers after he referred to the June 2016 campaign meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, and a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
In response to Bannon’s allegations, the President said that when he “lost his job” at the White House, “he also lost his mind.”
Bannon attempted to backtrack days later, saying he “regrets” his comments; adding they were only intended for Paul Manafort, not the President’s eldest son.