Steve Bannon, the Grim Reaper that sat menacingly behind Trump, has quit Breitbart News. The BBC have reported:
Ex-Trump strategist Steve Bannon has stepped down from the right-wing Breitbart News organisation where he built his reputation.
The move comes amid a furore over remarks he reportedly made about President Donald Trump’s son.
He described a meeting Donald Trump Jr held in New York with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign as “treasonous”….
Mr Bannon had served as executive chairman of Breitbart since 2012.
Breitbart published a statement saying it and Mr Bannon would “work together on a smooth and orderly transition”.
It quoted Mr Bannon as saying: “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.”
Breitbart CEO Larry Solov was quoted as saying: “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.”
It seems this was all a result of the new book Fire and Fury, which painted a negative portrait of the president, and which detailed some of Bannon’s opinions. More on this to follow, no doubt.