By Harriet Alexander, David Millward and Barney Henderson. “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” [Bannon] told the Weekly Standard, a right-wing newspaper “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency,” he continued.
“But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
He added: “I feel jacked up. Now I’ve got my hands back on my weapons,” he added as he vowed “Bannon the barbarian” would crush the opposition.
“There’s no doubt. I built a —–ng machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do”. . .
Joel Pollack, Breitbart’s editor at large, tweeted a one-word response to Mr Bannon’s departure: “War”. (Read more from “Steve Bannon at War: ‘The Trump Presidence . . . Is Over'” HERE)
Steve Bannon: ‘I’m Leaving the White House and Going to War’
By Alex Pappas. Steve Bannon is on his way out at the White House – but the fiery, anti-establishment conservative who helped Donald Trump win the presidency says he getting ready to wage his populist campaign from the outside.
“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: 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 told Bloomberg on Friday.
The outgoing White House chief strategist spent just over a year formally working for the president. On Friday, his job with Trump came to an end.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
Breitbart announced Friday that Bannon returned as executive chairman of the populist news site he once ran that rails against the political establishment in both parties. He chaired its evening editorial meeting Friday, the site said. (Read more from “Steve Bannon: ‘I’m Leaving the White House and Going to War'” HERE)