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BREAKING: Steve Bannon Stepping Down from Breitbart News

Steve Bannon is stepping down from Breitbart News.

Per Breitbart:

Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.

Bannon said, “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.”

According to Breitbart CEO Larry Solov, “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.”

Bannon’s decision comes on the heels of a very public fissure between Bannon and President Trump following quotes from Bannon in Michael Wolff‘s new book about the President, his family, the campaign, etc.

Trump released a scorched-earth statement and, days later, Bannon issued a pseudo-apology that one White House spokesperson flat-out rejected.

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