It didn’t take Steve Bannon long to get back to business at Breitbart.
In fact, it looks like it only took him a couple of hours.
Today was Bannon’s last day in the Trump administration and on Friday evening we learn that it was also his first day back at the old barnyard.
Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chaired the company’s evening editorial meeting.
“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”
Breitbart News CEO and President Larry Solov agreed.
“Breitbart’s pace of global expansion will only accelerate with Steve back,” said Solov. “The sky’s the limit.”
Bannon joined the Trump campaign on August 17, 2016 — nearly one year ago to the day of his return to Breitbart. He submitted his intention to leave the White House on August 7 of this year.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Friday afternoon. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
The Drudge Report hailed Bannon as a “populist hero” who enjoyed an “impressive run” during his tenure as President Trump’s top White House strategist and campaign CEO.
And here is the absolutely ridiculous screengrab:
I don’t think I need to tell you how absurd those excerpts are.
This is a textbook example of the alt-Right’s penchant for denying reality.
Breitbart’s contention is that “the populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today.”
Back in the real world, Steve Bannon was fired from his position at the White House – a position that was one of the biggest coups for the nationalist cause since the second World War.
So Breitbart is arguing both sides of the coin.
Either Bannon’s ascension to Chief Advisor to the President was a big win for the cause or his getting fired was a big win, but it can’t possibly be both.
I mean I get that Steve’s on an adrenaline high right now and that’s probably all kinds of contagious at Breitbart, but I’m just not sure how not being in government versus being in government translates to a “win” in an effort to influence that same government.
In any event, Bannon also told Bloomberg in an e-mail that he’s ready to “go to war for Trump” against all enemies foreign and domestic. Here’s the quote:
If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.
Of course the ironic thing about that is that the real enemies here are Bannon and Trump.