Stephen Bannon ousted by Trump, returns to Breitbart

By Aristophanes


Stephen Bannon won’t be walking around the West Wing anytime soon.

Friday, Bannon was removed from his position as chief strategist to President Donald Trump.

According to an anonymous source in The New York Times, however, Bannon wasn’t fired; he had submitted his official resignation Aug. 7, only to delay leaving after last week’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bannon is returning to his previous role as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the ultra-conservative website and vanguard of alt-right ideology.

Bannon’s departure comes amid a recent slew of shakeups in the White House staff.

Reince Priebus, former chief of staff, was fired July 28. He was replaced by current chief of staff John Kelly.

Sean Spicer, former press secretary, resigned July 21 after the hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. Scaramucci himself was later dismissed after only 10 days on the job following an obscene interview published by The New Yorker.


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