In his new book Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff says that one-time White House chief strategist Steve Bannon accused the Trump campaign of "treason", a revelation that sparked a hilarious denunciation by Donald Trump, who claimed that his Chief Strategist didn't know anything about his strategies or his chiefs — which drew more attention to the book (as did the legal threats the Trump administration fired at the book's publisher, Macmillan), widening the rift between Bannon and Trump.
When Bannon was forced out of the White House, he took up his old position at the helm of Breitbart News, declaring "I've got my hands back on my weapons" and promising to provide outside cover for the Trump factions that served his agenda. But Breitbart isn't Bannon's to command: the company is now beholden to its major investor, evil billionaire Robert Mercer, who transfered his stock to his daughter, Rebekah, after a massive email leak revealed that Breitbart was actively colluding with neo-Nazis.
The far-right grapevine says that the Mercers are planning to fire Bannon, in order to ensure that Breitbart stays closely aligned to Trump. Bannon is said to be awaiting his fate while the decision is finalized.
It doesn't help that Bannon convinced Trump to back pedophile Roy Moore in the Alabama primary, a blunder that cost the GOP a senator they could ill-afford to lose.
If Bannon is fired, he'll probably cockroach his way back into the media. Perhaps he can run Peter Thiel's rumored Fox News-killer TV network, though obviously not as an on-camera talent.
Mercer followed with her own statement.
"My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements," Mercer said.
That raised questions about whether Bannon would be forced out at Breitbart, the right-wing media outlet he helped turn into a juggernaut.
Bannon still running Breitbart newsroom as he awaits his fate [Jonathan Easley/The Hill]