BREAKING NEWS: Stephen K. Bannon was just fired from the far-right site Breitbart News.
One of Breitbart’s primary funders, billionaire Rebecca Mercer, made it clear that if Bannon was not booted she would no longer finance the site. Mercer, a long-time Trump donor and supporter, was offended by the comments Bannon allegedly made to author Michael Wolff.
According to Wolff’s bombshell new book, Fire & Fury, Bannon called the 2016 meeting between Don Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer “treasonous.
Stephen K. Bannon was fired from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012.
Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.
Bannon said, “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.”
According to Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, “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.”
The firing marks a stunning fall from grace for Bannon. A year ago, he was Chief Strategist to the president of the United States–but today? He’s nothing more than an unemployed old man.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get more crazy for the GOP…