Steve Bannon has set off a stink bomb from which he may never recover. In Michael Wolff’s new book, he quotes Bannon as making several disparaging remarks about President Trump. Mr. Bannon’s longtime benefactors, billionaires Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah Mercer, are moving away from Bannon in an effort to avoid being collateral damage. The Mercers and the other board members are meeting to decide Bannon’s fate at Breitbart. The future isn’t looking bright for him. Not many conservative media organizations are looking for a loose cannon.
Many of the writers and staffers at Breitbart, many of whom Bannon recruited himself, were wondering today if this would be Bannon’s last. As of 6:30 EST. no word on Bannon’s fate have been announced. But that could be something they would rather release late on Friday which is the best time to post news you don’t want too many to see.
Staffers at Breitbart, which Mr. Bannon has called his “killing machine,” described a “chaotic” day at the company, with writers—many personally recruited by Mr. Bannon—wondering whether he would last the day.
Asked Thursday whether Breitbart should oust Mr. Bannon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: “I certainly think that it’s something they should look at and consider.”
Mr. Bannon and his representatives didn’t respond to requests for comment. On two recent radio shows, Mr. Bannon expressed support for Mr. Trump. He said Thursday morning, “nothing will ever come between us and President Trump and his agenda.”