Steve Bannon Canned As Breitbart News Boss After Trump Book Revelations; Won’t Host On SiriusXM Anymore – Update

UPDATED, 2:48 PM: SiriusXM issued a statement today noting that Steve Bannon no longer will host on the radio satcaster in the wake of his Breitbart exit: “Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News.”
PREVIOUSLY, 1:36 PM: Two days after finally declaring that he regretted delaying responding to his verbal bombshells and insider revelations in…

UPDATED, 2:48 PM: SiriusXM issued a statement today noting that Steve Bannon no longer will host on the radio satcaster in the wake of his Breitbart exit: “Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News.” PREVIOUSLY, 1:36 PM: Two days after finally declaring that he regretted delaying responding to his verbal bombshells and insider revelations in…

Steve Bannon Steps Down From Breitbart News

Steve Bannon is stepping down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, in the wake of the furor over quotes he made in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” His departure marks a spectacular turn of events for someone who, just a year ago, was regarded as Trump’s most influential […]

Steve Bannon is stepping down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network, in the wake of the furor over quotes he made in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” His departure marks a spectacular turn of events for someone who, just a year ago, was regarded as Trump’s most influential […]

Steve Bannon Exits Breitbart News, Will ‘Try and Reinvent Himself’

Steve Bannon will be stepping down as Chairman and CEO of Breitbart News, days after he suffered a stunning backlash for his comments in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

“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 in a terse statement first reported on Breitbart Tuesday.

The former White House chief strategist blasted Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” in the Wolff book, but later backtracked by saying he was not criticizing the president’s son, and was actually criticizing the political insiders, including Paul Manafort, who allowed him to take the meeting.

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The backtracking didn’t work. Key allies have abandoned Bannon, including Breitbart backer Rebekah Mercer, whose family also supported Trump’s presidential campaign. President Trump has not amended a blistering denunciation of Bannon, his former confidant and campaign manager.

Despite Bannon’s departure, former Breitbart spokesperson Kurt Bardella said it probably would not be the last we heard of him. He said Bannon — who Trump detractors sometimes called “President Bannon” because of his influence — has even considered his own political career.

“I don’t think he’ll be quiet or silent for very long. Acceptance fate or defeat is not in his DNA,” Bardella told TheWrap. “Someone who entertains running for president doesn’t just retreat and shrink away into anonymity. He will try and reinvent himself. He will try and finish what he started.”

“I’m very surprised,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide who speaks with Bannon regularly. “I thought everything subsided after the weekend.”

Former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos told TheWrap that people lacing into Bannon now were “hypocrites,” and he too predicted another act.

“The people knifing Steve now are cowards and hypocrites,” said Yiannopoulos. “They were perfectly happy to suck up to him when he had the President’s ear. Steve is one of the most brilliant political operatives of his generation. You’re a fool if you think this is anything but the opening of his next chapter.”

Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, praised the outgoing newsroom chief.

“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,” he said.

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Steve Bannon will be stepping down as Chairman and CEO of Breitbart News, days after he suffered a stunning backlash for his comments in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

“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 in a terse statement first reported on Breitbart Tuesday.

The former White House chief strategist blasted Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer as “treasonous” in the Wolff book, but later backtracked by saying he was not criticizing the president’s son, and was actually criticizing the political insiders, including Paul Manafort, who allowed him to take the meeting.

The backtracking didn’t work. Key allies have abandoned Bannon, including Breitbart backer Rebekah Mercer, whose family also supported Trump’s presidential campaign. President Trump has not amended a blistering denunciation of Bannon, his former confidant and campaign manager.

Despite Bannon’s departure, former Breitbart spokesperson Kurt Bardella said it probably would not be the last we heard of him. He said Bannon — who Trump detractors sometimes called “President Bannon” because of his influence — has even considered his own political career.

“I don’t think he’ll be quiet or silent for very long. Acceptance fate or defeat is not in his DNA,” Bardella told TheWrap. “Someone who entertains running for president doesn’t just retreat and shrink away into anonymity. He will try and reinvent himself. He will try and finish what he started.”

“I’m very surprised,” said Sam Nunberg, a former Trump aide who speaks with Bannon regularly. “I thought everything subsided after the weekend.”

Former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos told TheWrap that people lacing into Bannon now were “hypocrites,” and he too predicted another act.

“The people knifing Steve now are cowards and hypocrites,” said Yiannopoulos. “They were perfectly happy to suck up to him when he had the President’s ear. Steve is one of the most brilliant political operatives of his generation. You’re a fool if you think this is anything but the opening of his next chapter.”

Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, praised the outgoing newsroom chief.

“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,” he said.

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Jeffrey Lord Offered Breitbart Gig After CNN Firing

Conservative commentator and Donald Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord has been offered a position at Breitbart News, the right-wing outlet led by former White House official Steve Bannon.

The Daily Beast reports that Lord, who was recently fired from CNN over a tweet referencing Nazism, has been approached to join Breitbart as a regular writer or contributor.

Last week, Lord told The Daily Beast that he had received multiple offers, but was “taking a week off and then back to figuring out the future.”

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Should Lord, a frequent Trump defender, join Breitbart, it would come just days after Bannon took back the reins of the site following his ouster from the Trump administration.

Lord was fired from the cable news network earlier this month after he tweeted “Sieg Heil” during an argument with Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. He later defended the tweet as “mocking Nazis and fascists” and refused to apologize.

CNN soon announced it was parting ways with Lord adding that “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” After the news became public, Lord responded on Twitter with a cryptic “LOL!”

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Conservative commentator and Donald Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord has been offered a position at Breitbart News, the right-wing outlet led by former White House official Steve Bannon.

The Daily Beast reports that Lord, who was recently fired from CNN over a tweet referencing Nazism, has been approached to join Breitbart as a regular writer or contributor.

Last week, Lord told The Daily Beast that he had received multiple offers, but was “taking a week off and then back to figuring out the future.”

Should Lord, a frequent Trump defender, join Breitbart, it would come just days after Bannon took back the reins of the site following his ouster from the Trump administration.

Lord was fired from the cable news network earlier this month after he tweeted “Sieg Heil” during an argument with Media Matters president Angelo Carusone. He later defended the tweet as “mocking Nazis and fascists” and refused to apologize.

CNN soon announced it was parting ways with Lord adding that “Nazi salutes are indefensible.” After the news became public, Lord responded on Twitter with a cryptic “LOL!”

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Trump’s Praise of Bannon Gives Twitter the Giggles: ‘Haha You’re Scared He’s Gonna Trash You’

It didn’t take long for President Trump’s tweet cheering Steve Bannon’s return to Breitbart News to spur reaction from those following him on Twitter, amusing many by the irony of his words.

“Of all the things the President of the United States can be thinking about and publicly commenting on. Steve Bannon and Breitbart?” wrote one Twitter user.

The commotion began Saturday morning after the POTUS tweeted he believes Bannon will be a “tough and smart new voice” at the far-right news site, and said that “Fake News needs the competition!”

That’s all Twitter needed to hear to tear into the POTUS.

Also Read: Trump Says Bannon Will Be ‘Even Better’ in His Return to Breitbart

Of all the things the President of the United States can be thinking about and publicly commenting on. Steve Bannon and Breitbart? #SAD

– Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 19, 2017

Nice to hear you say that @FoxNews is Fake news! That’s who @BrietbartNews will compete with.

– Antonio A. Gloria (@irregularsnd) August 19, 2017

Shoulda just said. “Please Mr. Bannon, please, please, don’t say anything bad abt me. Your deranged, delusional readers are all I have left.

– WhiteHouseWacko (@WhiteHouseWacko) August 19, 2017

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Lololololololol. Breibart is a rag promoting hate and exclusion. They promote Nazism agenda. You support that ?

– Frances Rauer (@FrancesRauer) August 19, 2017

Breitbart is the epitome of HATEFUL FAKE NEWS! They want the destruction of those that make this country great. As does The Don.

– Greg Smith (@gregsmith1967) August 19, 2017

Haha you’re scared he’s gonna trash you

– andrew chamings (@AndrewChamings) August 19, 2017

This Trump tweet is a love letter to white nationalists everywhere.

– David Putnam (@davidmputnam) August 19, 2017

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“Steve Bannon will be tough and smart.”

Translation: Please don’t throw me under the bus, Steve!

– Dani Bostick (@danibostick) August 19, 2017

Here, someone fixed your banner photo for you.
Cocks, Clowns, and Pepe.
You’re welcome.#AMJoy#Boston pic.twitter.com/1lNTNakSSU

– Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 19, 2017

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– ?”?ᕼ?–?B〇〇TY (@SHABOOTY) August 19, 2017

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It didn’t take long for President Trump’s tweet cheering Steve Bannon’s return to Breitbart News to spur reaction from those following him on Twitter, amusing many by the irony of his words.

“Of all the things the President of the United States can be thinking about and publicly commenting on. Steve Bannon and Breitbart?” wrote one Twitter user.

The commotion began Saturday morning after the POTUS tweeted he believes Bannon will be a “tough and smart new voice” at the far-right news site, and said that “Fake News needs the competition!”

That’s all Twitter needed to hear to tear into the POTUS.

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Steve Bannon On Exit: “I’ve Got My Hands Back On My Weapons”

Steve Bannon, the lightning rod strategic adviser to President Donald Trump who either was dismissed from his White House post earlier today or exited on his own, has spoken out in an interview with the conservative-leaning The Weekly Standard.
In an exit interview of sorts that certainly will serve as a blueprint of what to expect now that he is back as executive chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon said he’d continue to “focus on going after the establishment” but that…

Steve Bannon, the lightning rod strategic adviser to President Donald Trump who either was dismissed from his White House post earlier today or exited on his own, has spoken out in an interview with the conservative-leaning The Weekly Standard. In an exit interview of sorts that certainly will serve as a blueprint of what to expect now that he is back as executive chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon said he’d continue to “focus on going after the establishment” but that…

Steve Bannon Vows He’s ‘Going to War for Trump,’ Returns to Breitbart

After departing from his role at the White House, Steve Bannon said on Friday he’d return to Breitbart News and will go to “war for Trump against his opponents.”

“Just got off the phone w/ Bannon: ‘If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green tweeted.

Green also confirmed that Bannon’s return to Breitbart would be effective immediately, with Bannon “chairing tonight’s editorial call” for the conservative media outlet.

Steve Bannon just went on the record with me about his next move (story breaking now on @TheTerminal and @bw): pic.twitter.com/EDPULg25VR

— Joshua Green (@JoshuaGreen) August 18, 2017

Charlie Spiering, White House Correspondent for Breitbart News, later confirmed Bannon’s return via Twitter.

????Siren???? Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 18, 2017

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Green is the author of the book “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency,” which documents Bannon’s relationship with Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign.

The news contradicts previous media reports which stated that Bannon had been plotting a “war against Trump” following his ouster from the president’s administration.

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Earlier in the day, an Axios report citing a “source familiar with Breitbart’s operations” said Bannon planned to “go ‘thermonuclear’ against ‘globalists’ that Bannon and his friends believe are ruining the Trump administration, and by extension, America.”

Bannon’s departure came nearly a year to the day after he signed on as chairman to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. It remains unclear whether he was forced out by Trump or stepped down of his own volition.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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After departing from his role at the White House, Steve Bannon said on Friday he’d return to Breitbart News and will go to “war for Trump against his opponents.”

“Just got off the phone w/ Bannon: ‘If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green tweeted.

Green also confirmed that Bannon’s return to Breitbart would be effective immediately, with Bannon “chairing tonight’s editorial call” for the conservative media outlet.

Charlie Spiering, White House Correspondent for Breitbart News, later confirmed Bannon’s return via Twitter.

Green is the author of the book “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency,” which documents Bannon’s relationship with Donald Trump throughout the 2016 campaign.

The news contradicts previous media reports which stated that Bannon had been plotting a “war against Trump” following his ouster from the president’s administration.

Earlier in the day, an Axios report citing a “source familiar with Breitbart’s operations” said Bannon planned to “go ‘thermonuclear’ against ‘globalists’ that Bannon and his friends believe are ruining the Trump administration, and by extension, America.”

Bannon’s departure came nearly a year to the day after he signed on as chairman to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. It remains unclear whether he was forced out by Trump or stepped down of his own volition.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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