A tweet by President Donald Trump over the weekend stated that Steve Brannon returning to Breitbart after he departed the administration will create competition to “fake news”, prompting Breitbart to verbally attack Ivanka Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
This, of course, isn’t anything new as both Ivanka and McMaster have been targeted by the news outlet in the past, but with Bannon back in charge the attacks are being viewed in an entirely different way with White House correspondent Charlie Spiering stating Friday that Bannon is already back serving as executive chairman of Breitbart.
As Written by Alex Pfeiffer for the Daily Caller:
The following day on Saturday, Breitbart does what it does on many days and focused on itself, prominently featuring articles on Bannon’s return to the conservative news outlet. Sunday, however, featured two lead stories about McMaster.
The first earlier in the day was “Report: Powerful GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Supports Campaign to Oust McMaster.” This article detailed how major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson reportedly is supporting a campaign against McMaster that claims the national security adviser is anti-Israel.
Later in the day, the lead story on the site was “McMaster Of Disguise: Nat’l Security Adviser Endorsed Book That Advocates Quran-Kissing Apology Ceremonies.” This piece from frequent McMaster critic Aaron Klein said that McMaster endorsed a book that “calls on the U.S. military to respond to any ‘desecrations’ of the Quran by service members with an apology ceremony, and advocates kissing a new copy of the Quran before presenting the Islamic text to the local Muslim public.”
The article went on to say that McMaster has “troubling views” on Islamic terrorism.
The site also published two articles Sunday critical of Ivanka. One of them is an aggregate of a Daily Mail report that claimed Ivanka helped push Bannon out of the White House. Shortly after the story was published, the article received an update that said a White House senior aide stated the Daily Mail report is “totally false.”
Breitbart also wrote a piece that highlighted seven times Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner’s displeasure with President Trump had been leaked to the media.