Steve Bannon steps down from Breitbart News

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, speaks at the Macomb County Republican Party dinner in Warren, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will be joining two of his primary challengers at an event later this week honoring Bannon, his campaign confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(ABC News) — Steve Bannon has stepped down from his role as the head of Breitbart News Network, the site reported today.

Bannon has served as the far-right news site’s executive chairman since 2012, taking a break in 2016 and 2017 to help run now-President Donald Trump’s campaign and then serve in his administration.

The news was first reported by The New York Times and then was announced on Breitbart’s news site.

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Breitbart’s announcement included a quote from Bannon, saying he is “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

Bannon was forced to resign from his position at the White House on Aug. 18, nearly seven months after starting as the president’s chief strategist.

Upon his departure, Bannon rejoined Breitbart News.

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