Bannon Leaves Breitbart and Goes Into Exile 9


White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at CPAC 2017 February 24th 2017 by Michael Vadon flickr photo by Michael Vadon shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Just a quick update on the Steven Bannon situation. He’s decided to leave Breitbart, not necessarily for greener pastures, because there aren’t any. After the political and financial support that Bannon took for granted has been loudly removed, this seemed like the only reasonable course of action. Rebekah Mercer, a high-profile source of financial backing, recently rebuked the former Chief Strategist due to his comments in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, a book that gives an “fly-on-the-wall” view of daily dysfunction at the White House.

Where will Bannon go from here? After being ousted from Breitbart, he seems to have lost all credibility in the conservative world. That’s not to say he’s cooked forever, but it begs the question as to what he’ll do next. Since conservatives by and large are defined by Trumpian politics, Bannon is once again an outsider after spending most of his life on the outside.

The government doesn’t want him. The media world has cast him aside. Maybe the navy is looking good right about now (when all else fails retreat to familiar territory).

 


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