Breitbart Reportedly Cuts Ties with Fringe Candidate Following Incendiary Tweets


A new report states that Steve Bannon and Breitbart have apparently cut ties with conservative firebrand and Paul Ryan nemesis, Paul Nehlen.

Nehlen has been known to frequently dabble with the alt-right, and he used to contribute on Breitbart after receiving positive coverage from them in his past efforts to take Ryan’s place in the House of Representatives. Nehlen’s old media base has recently faced questions about whether they still support him, particularly in light of tweets like these:

CNN’s Oliver Darcy noted on Wednesday that Breitbart has scrubbed Nehlen’s author page from their website. Darcy also gathered statements from those close to Bannon, and it seems the outlet’s higher-ups are completely breaking with Nehlen.

“Nehlen is dead to us,” said Bannon adviser Arthur Schwartz. Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak tweeted the following this week:

Nehlen offered this response to CNN:

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