Bannon out as chairman of Breitbart News, loses radio show

Bannon out as chairman of Breitbart News, loses radio show

Bannon out as chairman of Breitbart News, loses radio show

In a statement, Trump said Bannon has nothing to do with his presidency and has "lost his mind".

The poll was taken before Bannon was sacked from Breitbart.

On Sunday, Bannon retreated from those comments, saying Trump Jr. was a patriot and that he had labeled the actions of Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, as treasonous, not those of the president's son.

Forty-six percent of Republicans who were surveyed registered an unfavorable view of Bannon, a 17-percent increase from the last poll, taken December 14-18. He will also no longer host its satellite-radio program.

The president was livid about Bannon's remarks - not just at the insults about his family, but also at his former strategist's apparent intent to take credit for Trump's election victory and political movement, according to a White House official and two outside advisers not authorized to speak publicly about internal conversations. But Bannon was marginalized in the months before his ouster over Trump's concerns that the top aide was being viewed as an Oval Office puppeteer.

Earlier this week, Bannon was forced to leave his role as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the conservative outlet whose platform propelled him to national prominence, in the wake of anger from the White House about comments he made in a new book by journalist Michael Wolff, "Fire and Fury".

Besides Bannon, he said those witnesses would include Trump's daughter Ivanka.

Bannon departed the White House in August, amid a shakeup ushered by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, who had replaced Reince Priebus as chief of staff a few weeks prior. "It is very obvious that Mr Bannon worked with Mr Wolff in this particular book", White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One. However, when asked if the demise of their relationship is permanent, the President wouldn't say.

But when it comes to the future of Breitbart, Lindorff believes Bannon's removal is going to do nothing but hurt the organization.

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