‘Killing Machine’: Bannon May Return to Breitbart As Outlet Plots ‘Thermonuclear’ War Against Trump ‘Globalists’
The Drudge Report broke the news about Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon leaving the Trump administration and that he may return to Breitbart News. The New York Times ran a shock twist, revealing President Trump could keep Bannon in his role. Now Axios says Breitbart News is about to make life very difficult for establishment-types operating in the White House.
Joel is a Breitbart editor. They're going thermonuclear, I'm told. Story tk on Axios. https://t.co/92z4nrZnbT
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 18, 2017
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 18, 2017
One theme I'm picking up: Bannon believes next battle is *not* w/ Trump but w/ Kushner/Cohn/Dina/HR McMaster. "Save Trump," as one R put it.
— Robert Costa (@costareports) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon’s next moves will be all about the billionaire Mercer family. I’m told Bannon, who visited New York this week, met with Bob Mercer and together they will be a well-funded force on the outside.
Bannon has felt liberated since it became clear he was being pushed out, according to friends. He’s told associates he has a “killing machine” in Breitbart News, and it’s possible he returns to lead their editorial operation.
A source familiar with Breitbart’s operations told me they would go “thermonuclear” against “globalists”that Bannon and his friends believe are ruining the Trump administration, and by extension, America.
Drudge tweeted from his personal Twitter account, “Bannon had one hell of a run..”
Rumors have been swirling all week about Bannon’s last days as White House Chief Strategist; Friday his departure was confirmed.
The New York Times reported:
President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.
The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.
As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
Mr. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.
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