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Steve Bannon to step down from Breitbart amid rift with Trump, fallout from ‘Fire and Fury’

January 9, 2018 9:12 PM
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Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in the new book.

WASHINGTON—Stephen Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company will announce on Tuesday.

Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.

Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth transition, a statement from the company’s chief executive, Larry Solov, said.

In the statement, Bannon added that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

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Source: thestar.com

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