Executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, will step down from the outlet, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The announcement comes after the former White House aide came under fire when President Donald Trump attacked Bannon Friday for disparaging comments he made in a new book by author Michael Wolff. Trump released a statement the day his comments came to light, declaring that when he left the White House, Bannon “not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” Trump then gave Bannon the nickname “sloppy Steve.”
“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 website after stepping down.
BREAKING: BANNON STEPPING DOWN FROM BREITBART NEWS. Story to follow.
— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) January 9, 2018
Breitbart CEO Larry Solov praised Bannon in a statement, but did not provide a reason for his departure.
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