Steve Bannon departs Breitbart News

Tonya Becker
January 11, 2018

"I'm proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform", Bannon was quoted as saying on the website. "I am confident in everything that is in this book", he said.

With a tell-all book raising concerns about US President Trump's mental stability, there is a renewed question asking why the most powerful man in the world is not required to pass a thorough mental health exam.

In the book, Bannon described a meeting between Donald Trump Jr., senior campaign aides and a Russian lawyer as "treasonous" and "unpatriotic". "To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr".

Wolff said he liked the president when he began reporting on the book, which initially was meant to be a book about the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

Michael Wolff, who wrote "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", was asked by Katy Tur of MSNBC whether Donald Trump was sexist and racist. Bannon has tried to make amends.

"My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements", Mercer said. "He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around".

Bannon had struggled to claw back his remarks after the book was published and the president publicly lashed out at his former adviser.

Bannon left the White House last summer and returned to his position as executive chairman at Breitbart News, but reports indicated he had fallen out of favor with wealthy conservative backers as his comments in Wolff's book surfaced.

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