Steve Bannon Ousted From Breitbart

Steve Bannon will step down as executive chairman of Breitbart, the far-right website he ran before and after working as a chief strategist to President Trump. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Mr. Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.” Mercer rebuked Bannon last week following his public feud with Trump over the comments—a feud that resulted in the president publicly nicknaming his ex-strategist “Sloppy Steve.” In a statement, Bannon said he is “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished.” Sirius XM, which carries a Breitbart radio show, said in a statement that Bannon “will no longer host on Sirius XM.”