Politics Steve Bannon 'Expected to Return to Breitbart'

21:22  18 august  2017
21:22  18 august  2017 Source:   Mediaite

Trump: 'We'll see what happens' with Bannon

  Trump: 'We'll see what happens' with Bannon President Trump cast uncertainty on Steve Bannon's future in the White House Tuesday, even as he defended the chief strategist against accusations of racism."I like Mr. Bannon; he's a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late, you know that," Trump said in a news conference in New York. "I like him. He's a good man. He's not a racist, I can tell you that. He's a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that rega rd.""But we'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon," Trump added. "But he's a good person, and I think the press treats him frankly very unfairly.

The former Breitbart executive chair "may return " to the website, Drudge Report writes. New York's Gabriel Sherman cited a "source close to Bannon " to confirm that Bannon is " expected " to return to the hard-right outlet.

White House officials were expecting Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to be fired, and were asking only "when" and not "if," according to a report Friday morning at Axios. Populist hero may return to breitbart

Bannon and Kushner listen during a Cabinet meeting in the White House on June 12, 2017. A look a White House chief strategist Steve Bannon The Drudge Report broke the bombshell news of Steve Bannon’s exit from the White House on Friday with a signature banner — which was soon confirmed by the rest of the media.

Shortly after, the website had an additional piece of information on the next move for the now-former White House chief strategist: He may return to Breitbart, the right-wing news website he once chaired.

That was confirmed by Gabriel Sherman, who tweeted that a source confirmed Bannon is “expected to return to Breitbart”:

Maggie Haberman reported for The New York Times that President Donald Trump made the decision to fire Bannon on Friday morning — though Bannon contends “that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7,” which was confirmed by Circa’s Sara Carter:

Trump has privately fumed for months, according to reports, that Bannon had taken too much credit for his ascent to the presidency. Bannon also ran afoul of the president for repeatedly leaking negative information about his White House colleagues to the press.

Jonathan Swan at Axios published a story before news of Bannon’s exit broke noting that some allies of the former Breitbart chair thought he could be a powerful tool for the administration outside the White House:

“He’d return to the outside world, a leader in the populist nationalist movement worldwide, with a partner in hedge fund billionaire Bob Mercer, who has deep pockets and would make Bannon even more of a force to be reckoned with on the outside,” Swan wrote.

“Plus he has the killing machine of Breitbart to return to.”


Combative ex-Trump aide Sebastian Gorka in talks to rejoin Breitbart .
Sebastian Gorka, fresh off his departure from his job as President Trump’s national security aide, says he will likely take a post-White House role at the populist Breitbart News. During an appearance on the Breitbart News Saturday radio show, Gorka acknowledged Friday being in “negotiations” with the outlet, saying he had a “great talk” with Steve Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News.Speaking to Breitbart’s Matt Boyle, Gorka said: “I will be working with Steve, with you, with the Breitbart crew.”Bannon, Trump’s former senior counselor, left the White House a week ago and rejoined Breitbart.

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