Bannon Says He's 'Going to War for Trump'
The former chief strategist is already back at Breitbart
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2017 6:14 PM CDT
Hours after being ousted from the White House, Steve Bannon was already back at Breitbart News.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – That didn't take long. Politico reports that within hours of leaving the White House, Steve Bannon was back as executive chairman of Breitbart News. In fact, President Trump's former chief strategist got back to his old website so quickly he was able to lead the Friday evening editorial meeting. “The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” Politico quotes Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow as saying. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”

Bannon also cleared up his future plans now that he's been ousted from the Trump administration, telling Bloomberg in his first post-White House public comments: "I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents—on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America." Bannon went on to tell the Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over." He blames the "Republican establishment" for blocking Trump's plans. But he says there's still a chance to "make something" of the movement that put Trump in the White House. “Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons," Bannon says. "I am definitely going to crush the opposition."

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