Steve Bannon forced out of Breitbart executive chairman post

Former Trump administration advisor Steve Bannon had been ousted from his post at Breitbart / Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

Former Trump administration strategist Steve Bannon announced his departure from Breitbart News.

According to the New York Times, Bannon was forced out by a former patron, Rebekah Mercer. The news comes months after his dismissal from the Trump White House, and days after criticisms of the administration in the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Micheal Wolff were discovered, according to the Washington Post.

Bannon had been in his post at Breitbart since 2012, replacing the publication's founder Andrew Breitbart, who had passed away that year.

In a statement from the publication, Bannon said, “I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

Breitbart and its former employee said they'll work on together on a smooth transition to find his replacement.

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Bennett D. Bennett is a staff writer at The Drum covering agencies, the media landscape, creativity and innovation. An NYC native, MAIP alum and City College of New York grad, Bennett previously was an award-winning copywriter at BBDO New York and lends his unique perspective and voice to The Drum's editorial staff. Previously a member of the Adcolor Advisory Board, he currently sits on the AAF's Mosaic Next-Generation Leadership Council and the 4As Steering Committee.

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