Stephen Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of the pro-Trump, populist website Breitbart News, less than a week after a dramatic falling out with President Trump.
Breitbart announced the news Tuesday afternoon on its website, saying it would work together with Bannon on “a smooth and orderly transition.”
“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,” Bannon said in a statement on the site.
“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,” Breitbart CEO Larry Solov said.
A source at Breitbart told Fox News that staffers were told after news of Bannon’s departure broke that “we will continue doing what we do as well as anybody in the world, and that is report the news.”
His departure also means Bannon will lose his radio platform.
“Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News,” SiriusXM said in a statement.
Last week, Trump issued a blistering, four-paragraph takedown of Bannon, after the former adviser was quoted in a new anti-Trump book speaking ill of members of the president’s family.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
– President Trump
(ARTICLE: FOX NEWS)
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