Steve Bannon is departing as chairman of Breitbart News after the fallout from comments he allegedly made about President Trump and family to author Michael Wolff that led to a heavy backlash.
EXCLUSIVE: Steve Bannon is out at Breitbart.
— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) January 9, 2018
Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth transition, the company’s chief executive, Larry Solov, said in a statement.
In the statement, Mr. Bannon added that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”
The New York Times reported that Bannon was forced out by billionaire Breitbart investor Rebekah Mercer, who recently cut ties with the former White House adviser.
- Report from NYT
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