Ousted Donald Trump’s senior adviser Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman and the first order of business according to his own statement was: ‘I’m going to war for Trump’. Actually, the first order of business was to chair Breitbart’s editorial meeting on Friday evening:
🚨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
According to Alex Marlow, Breitbart’s News Editor in Chief:
The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today. Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.
Prior to him leaving Breitbart for joining the Trump campaign team, Steve Bannon was “responsible” so to speak for Breitbart’s massive growth in terms of popularity. Described as a populist website, Breitbart was one of the right-wing news outlets who helped massively with putting the Donald in the White House. For further reference regarding Breitbart’s role in the 2016 election, read this: “Study: Breitbart-led Right-wing Media Ecosystem Altered Broader Media Agenda“.
And to make things more interesting:
FULL STATEMENT: Bannon says he’s ‘going to war for Trump’ after White House exit pic.twitter.com/e61m6bb74O
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon said during an interview on Friday:
“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,
It’s very probable that with Steve Bannon ousted from Trump’s administration, he will be able to pursue his tactics more freely. But the question is, does Steve Bannon still has a say when it comes to Trump’s policies? Only time will tell.
Via Bloomberg News