Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Steve Bannon kicked out of Breitbart News

Steve Bannon kicked out of Breitbart News

The President is one of the hardest workers I've ever seen and puts in long hours and long days almost every day of the week all year long'.

He said his support for the president and his agenda was "unwavering".

The president hit back at Bannon, saying he had "lost his mind".

UPDATED with SiriusXM statement: Two days after finally declaring that he regretted delaying responding to his verbal bombshells and insider revelations in Michael Wolff's best-selling book Fire and Fury, Steve Bannon is old news at Breitbart News.

Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has faced criticism for his background overseeing Breitbart News, with Democrats touting numerous racially tinged and misogynistic headlines that went up under his watch.

Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", characterized Trump as mentally unstable, inept and unprepared for the presidency.

Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book.

Bannon had been with Breitbart since 2012, and again in 2017 following a time where he briefly served in Trump's administration after helping run his campaign.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also suggested that Breitbart "should look at and consider" firing Bannon in the wake of the comments.

The news comes just one month after actor Seth Rogen canceled interviews with Sirius XM in protest of Bannon returning to a regular radio show on the service.

Bannon has not yet announced what he plans to do next, but has promised to do so "soon". Trump's improbable appointment of Bannon as chief executive officer of his campaign previous year transformed the obscure pundit overnight into one of the most powerful figures in American politics.

"He's gone from the top of the mountain to the deepest valley, and it was all self-inflicted", a friend of Bannon's told the Washington Post "Breitbart was his voice and it's been taken away from him, leaving him with nothing".

He then set about turning it into a clarion of economic populism and nationalist sentiment.

Much of his power derived from his relationship with Rebekah Mercer, a wealthy donor, and her father, Robert, a hedge-fund billionaire. "When he was sacked, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind", emphasising that he only brought Mr Bannon on to the campaign after he won the Republican nomination in July 2016.

Mr Trump was also reportedly furious that Mr Bannon had described the President's favourite child, Ivanka, as "dumb as a brick".

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