Steve Bannon GONE from Breitbart But it Gets Worse
I called it. Bannon mortally wounded himself, and not just at Breitbart.
But he is officially gone.
From the Daily Caller:
Executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon stepped down from the outlet he has led since 2012.
The announcement, first reported by the New York Times, comes after the former White House chief strategist came under fire when President Donald Trump attacked Bannon Friday for disparaging comments he made in a new book by author Michael Wolff. Trump released a statement the day his comments came to light, declaring that when he left the White House, Bannon “not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
Trump then gave Bannon the nickname “sloppy Steve.”
Bannon allegedly told Wolff that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians in Trump tower on July 9, 2016, was “treasonous” in nature. Bannon also reportedly personally insulted Ivanka Trump’s intelligence in a comment to Wolff.
“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,” Bannon said in a statement on the website after stepping down.
The Left should take a lesson from this as well.
They tried to pin Bannon to Trump, and declared Bannon the alt-Right. Thus, Trump’s trouncing of Bannon proves that he has no sacred cows. Truthfully, the Left have already missed lots of lessons.
Starbucks attacked Trump, and they suffered mightily. As we reported last year,
Proving that playing politics isn’t good business, the designer coffee giant concedes defeat.
Politically divisive leadership at the helm of Starbucks left conservatives out in the cold for years. And now Starbucks pays a heavy price.
Five straight quarters of decreased sales prove that the Conservative dollar matters. Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schulz’ repeated attacks on Conservatives hit the coffee giant where it hurts the most…in the pocketbook.
Starbucks knows why their sales have fallen, and it’s not a softening of the market. To admit that would mean to admit that Obama’s economy wasn’t working.
Although Obama is partly to blame, the bigger impact to Starbuck’s bottom line was abandonment by Conservatives. And Wall Street agrees.
Financial analysts blame Schultz’s Leftist activism.
Then the NFL.
Trump attacked the league for allowing players to kneel, and things haven’t gone well for the NFL since.
However, the impact of Donald Trump looms larger than life.
The NFL faces its biggest battle ever. As I wrote recently of the league,
January is not the time of year for the NFL to have empty seats.
The teams close out the regular season, and fans usually position to get those coveted tickets to watch their team fight for to get to the Super Bowl.
In 2018, not so much. As Pacific Pundit pointed out, Week 17 for the NFL doesn’t bode well:
Mercifully, the NFL regular season of 2017 comes to an end. As the NFL thug league prepares for the playoffs and more disrespect for millionaire players, today was the last day for most NFL thugs to disrespect the national anthem, flag and country. Didn’t look like many people were too interested in watching though as stadiums housing these NFL thugs were nearly empty and TV ratings continue to take a dump. The NFL and media will likely use the excuse about the bitter cold weather in the Midwest and east, but we know that’s pure BS.
The NFL used to represent Americana. However, that all ended when Kaepernick took a knee.
As Starbucks, the NFL, Leftism, and anything else that bucks Trump goes, so goes Bannon.
So what’s next for Bannon? I predicted it.
As Prison Planet reported, Breitbart readers disavowed Bannon for the most part:
The war of words exploded onto the pages of Bannon’s own Breitbart.com, but the vast majority of readers appeared to side with Donald Trump in favor of the executive chairman of Breitbart News.
“I voted for Trump…I didn’t vote for Bannon. I’ll stick with Trump, thanks,” was the top rated comment on an article about Bannon’s comments.
“The meeting was NOT “treasonous” stupid maybe, but NOT treasonous! Trump Jr. and Jared had NO idea that they were BEING SET UP by the Clinton camp, which clearly they were,” commented another user.
“The fact that Bannon blew any credibility he had by backing Moore just to spite McConnell, says a lot too. Bannon personally lost us that seat in the senate,” added another.
In addition a Twitter poll asking who Americans would vote for in a hypothetical Bannon vs Trump 2020 presidential match up overwhelmingly finds they would back Trump by a margin of more than six to one.
Speaking engagements just dried up for Bannon. And you can bet the board of Breitbart will call him in for a meeting.
Despite Bannon’s statement of support for President Trump, the damage has been done.
Bannon’s firing was inevitable. And for what? To look good for some loser author.
Interestingly, Bannon is now scorched earth, as is Michael Wolff. Even CBS’ Norah O’Donnell lit into him publicly.
— Norah O'Donnell ?? (@NorahODonnell) January 8, 2018
Steve Bannon is now officially toxic. The only place for him is on the Left.