Whoa, what? Who saw this coming??
Steve Bannon may have left the White House but he isn’t leaving Trump! No, sir. Bannon has vowed to go to war against the lying media and corporate America for Donald Trump, outside the White House walls.
He said, “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.”
Fox News reports:
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
Breitbart announced Friday that Bannon returned as executive chairman of the populist news site he once ran that rails against the political establishment in both parties. He chaired its evening editorial meeting Friday, the site said.
“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”
Ben Shapiro, a former writer at Breitbart News, predicted Bannon will go back to the site and “declare himself the conscience of the nationalist populist movement that he helped build.”
“He’s going to use that power to smash the president when he thinks the president is wrong,” Shapiro told Fox News anchor Sandra Smith.
However, according to a source close to Bannon, that’s not the case at all. He will allegedly “100 percent have POTUS’ back.”
Kurt Bardella, a former Breitbart staffer who now criticizes the outlet and President Trump, speculated Bannon would “continue to use his weapon of choice, Breitbart, to attack his adversaries inside the West Wing.”
Bardella said, “In many ways, I think Steve will feel liberated,” he continued, “Now, he will be able to operate openly and freely to inflict as much damage as he possibly can on the ‘globalists’ that remain in the Trump administration.”