13 Января, 2018
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. But since Bannon's quotes in the Wolff book emerged, the White House began sending Republicans and conservative figures a clear message: Trump or Bannon.
Bannon at one point described Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right, " a phrase that became associated with white separatism, anti-Semitism, and generally racist sentiments.
The website's CEO, Larry Solov, said in Breitbart's statement, "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".
"Trump's use of the phrase generated only limited Twitter commentary, and I assumed that the very different topics would result in little interest in my book", Hansen said, speaking of Trump's "fire and fury" threat to North Korea back in August.
Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition, the news site added. Bannon was harshest toward Don Jr., who came under fire past year for his campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer.
Now that Bannon is completely radioactive, it looks like he's going to have to pack up his cargo shorts and move out of the so-called "Breitbart embassy" in Capitol Hill.
The Wall Street Journal separately reported that Breitbart's board members were debating whether or not to oust Bannon, and last Thursday afternoon Rebekah Mercer, the conservative mega-donor who owns a stake in Breitbart, publicly rebuked Bannon in a rare public statement.
He battled with Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the White House, calling Kushner, who is Jewish, a "globalist". One said Bannon was telling people as recently as Monday that he expected to stay on.
Bannon stuck by Moore and persuaded Trump to endorse him as well. But some Trump allies hope the president will permanently cut off his former strategist, and the fate of Bannon's insurgency against the Republican establishment is now in doubt.
Wolff said some White House insiders speculate that Trump, 71, is in "the early stages of dementia", and they think the commander-in-chief "couldn't read or is semi-literate".
However, unlike former Bush mastermind Karl Rove, and one-time Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Fox News says it has no interest in signing Bannon.