IT’S WAR: Bannon Reportedly Gearing Up For Revenge Against Trump With Breitbart As Nuclear Weapon
According to several news reports, ousted White House political strategist Steve Bannon is planning a return to Breitbart News, the nationalist website he used in 2016 to promote Donald Trump’s campaign for president, and he’s out for revenge.
“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 he plans to return to lead their editorial operation.
Bannon friend says Breitbart ramping up for war against Trump. "It's now a Democrat White House," source says.
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) August 18, 2017
Similarly, a source close to Breitbart News tells Axios’ Jonathan Swan that the news website plans to “go ‘thermonuclear’ against ‘globalists’ that Bannon and his friends believe are ruining the Trump administration, and by extension, America.”
As if to confirm the reports, Breitbart editor Joel Pollak simply tweeted “#WAR” in response to news of Bannon’s ouster.
“It’s now a Democrat White House,” the friend tells Sherman, likely a reference to Bannon’s belief that First Daughter Ivanka Trump, along with key advisers such as Jared Kushner and Gary Cohn, are New York liberals who are disconnected from the nationalist message that Trump used to win the 2016 election.
If Breitbart were to really launch a war against Trump, it would leave the White House with few reliable media allies apart from top Fox News personalities.