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Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News amid Trump row

Sun Online Desk     10th January, 2018 09:08:46 printer

Steve Bannon leaves Breitbart News amid Trump row

 

Steve Bannon, Donald Trump's ex-chief strategist, has stepped down from the right-wing Breitbart News organisation where he built his reputation.

 

The move comes amid a furore over remarks he reportedly made about President Donald Trump's son.

 

He described a meeting Donald Trump Jr held in New York with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election campaign as "treasonous".

 

He was one of Mr Trump's most trusted - and controversial - aides.

 

But he left his post last summer after reports of a power struggle among Mr Trump's White House staff.

 

His subsequent attempt to take on the Republican establishment suffered a severe blow when Roy Moore, the Senate candidate he championed in a special election in Alabama, lost to a Democrat - the first time that party has won in the state in decades.

 

Mr Trump has recently taken to referring to Mr Bannon as "Sloppy Steve", a derogatory reference to his former aide's famously dishevelled appearance.

 

Mr Bannon had served as executive chairman of Breitbart since 2012, reports BSS.


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