(TheHill) Stephen Bannon is stepping down from his role as chairman of Breitbart News.
Breitbart confirmed the former White House chief strategist’s departure on Tuesday on their website.
“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.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart News Network after public break with Trump. https://t.co/BdgvRX7gND
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 9, 2018
Bannon’s departure comes after Bannon found himself at odds with President Trump over quotes Bannon made in the recently published Michael Wolff book “Fire & Fury.” In the book, Bannon called the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a group of Russians “treasonous.”
Bannon belatedly apologized for his remarks in the book on Sunday, but the White House rejected his apology.
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