Under pressure Bannon steps down from site

Under pressure Bannon steps down from site”

The president was enraged again when passages from Wolff's book were released, saying that Bannon had "lost his mind".

Bannon's statement to the Times on Sunday came hours after Stephen Miller, another former Trump White House adviser, was critical of Bannon in an appearance on CNN. He later attacked Wolff and the book in a tweet in which he referred to Bannon as "Sloppy Steve".

Bannon was President Donald Trump's White House chief strategist as recently as August 2017, and before that chaired Trump's campaign through the last few months of his race against Hillary Clinton. He tried to walk back his comments over the weekend, insisting that he was criticizing Paul Manafort, not Donald Trump Jr., but it was apparently too late to save face.

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.

"Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish", Solov said.

There is, however, enough explosive force in Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury" to demolish another pernicious threat to American democracy - the career of right-wing provocateur Steve Bannon.

The end came on Tuesday afternoon, when the site said Mr Bannon was leaving but would help oversee an orderly transition. In the book, Bannon reportedly called Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower in June 2016 "treasonous".

Bannon stepped down from Breitbart on Tuesday, capping a stunning rise and fall from the political fringe to the West Wing to whatever is fringe-ier than the fringe. To Trump and those around him, his 2016 win has long served as vindication of their entire approach to politics.

However, unlike former Bush mastermind Karl Rove, and one-time Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Fox News says it has no interest in signing Bannon. Republican after Republican has run afoul of Trump, and just about each and every time the GOP base turned on whoever wasn't on board with the president. But earlier this week, the CEO of Henry Holt's parent company, Macmillan, said "we have never seen a book sell at this rate here at Macmillan".

He battled with Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the White House, calling Kushner, who is Jewish, a "globalist".

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