Twitter Explodes Over News That Bannon Is Out at Breitbart: ‘Welcome to the Resistance’


News broke this afternoon that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was out at Breitbart News. The company announced he was stepping down from his position as executive chairman of the far-right news outlet. The New York Times reported that Bannon was forced out of his post by his ex-financial backer Rebekah Mercer.

It would appear that Bannon was unable to survive the was he had found himself in with President Donald Trump over remarks he made in Michael Wolff’s controversial Trump tell-all Fire and Fury. In recent days, the president has said Bannon “lost his mind,” gave him the nickname “Sloppy Steve,” and indicated he was completely done with Bannon. While Bannon eventually released a semi-apology, it was too late for the president, who told his allies to go out and “bury Steve” on TV.

As you’d imagine, there was quite a reaction on Twitter to this blockbuster development:

And there was this from a Breitbart employee:

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