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Steve Bannon Out at White House, Rumors Says He Will Return to Breitbart

The New York Times reported Friday that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was let go from the Trump administration, and that he is expected to make a return to his former company Breitbart News.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” the White House said in a statement.

Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman said sources told him that Bannon is expected to make a return to Breitbart News, where he was the executive chairman prior to joining the Trump White House.

“Source close to Bannon confirms Bannon expected to return to Breitbart after a WH exit,” Sherman said.

Bannon recently met the billionaire Bob Mercer in New York, where they plan to launch a “well-funded force on the outside,” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan wrote.

“They plotted strategy going forward — both political and media strategy. The meeting was at Mercer’s estate on Long Island. Mercer had dinner the next night at Bedminster with President Trump and a small group of donors. The source said Mercer and Bannon ‘remain strong supporters of President Trump’s and his agenda,’” Swan said a source told him.

Swan said sources indicated to him that Bannon has felt liberated since being let go, adding that “He’s told associates he has a ‘killing machine’ in Breitbart News, and it’s possible he returns to lead their editorial operation.”

“A source familiar with Breitbart’s operations told me they would go ‘thermonuclear’ against ‘globalists’ that Bannon and his friends believe are ruining the Trump administration, and by extension, America,” Swan said.

“Get ready for Bannon the barbarian,” the source said.

During a phone interview Tuesday with The American Prospect editor Robert Kuttner, which Bannon said he thought was off-the-record, the former chief strategist contradicted Trump officials on U.S. options against North Korea, called the white nationalist movement a “collection of clowns,” and said he hopes Democrats “talk about racism every day.”

That interview angered Trump and sealed Bannon’s fate in the Trump administration, CNN reported. Trump was asked about Bannon’s status Tuesday, where he did not refute reports that he was planning to let Bannon go from the administration.

“He’s a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late, you know that. I went through 17 senators, governors, and I won all the primaries. Mr. Bannon came on very much later than that. And I like him, he’s a good man. He is not a racist, I can tell you that. He’s a good person. He actually gets very unfair press in that regard,” Trump said.

Trump added: “But we’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon.”