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.

Related Content: Trump blasts Bannon over book, says ex-aide ‘lost his mind’

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.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s