PressTV-Bannon resigns from Breitbart CEO post

US President Donald Trump’s former White House strategist, Steve Bannon, has resigned from his post as chairman of a right-wing news outlet, following a series of disparaging remarks he was quoted as saying in a book about the incumbent.

Breitbart , the conservative news agency, made the announcement in a statement on its website on Tuesday.

“Stephen K. Bannon has stepped down from Breitbart News Network, where he served as Executive Chairman since 2012,” it said. “Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth and orderly transition.”

The outlet also quoted Bannon as saying, “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.”

The former White House chief strategist recently came under fire from Trump’s supporters for comments he had made in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” in which Bannon reportedly made incendiary remarks about Trump’s…

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