Earlier today, Steve Bannon resigned from his position as Chief Strategist in the White House – colloquially the President’s right-hand man. His resignation is not a shocker, many have been calling for his ousting – including former Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
Bannon is wasting no time since stepping down from the position. Emblazoned on Breitbart’s homepage are the words “‘Populist Hero’ Stephen K. Bannon Returns Home to Breitbart.”
According to the New York Post, traders at the New York Stock Exchange cheered on Friday when Bannon was released from his position. Since the news broke, stocks have already been on the rise.
The New York Post also released a video summing up Bannon’s time in the White House. The video opens up calling Bannon “controversial” and “infamous” and sets the stage by describing his position alongside former chief of staff Reince Preibus. The spot says “Bannon’s initial appointment was controversial, sparking criticism from a number of civil rights groups.”
The video then cites Bannon’s time at Breitbart. He “turn[ed] Breitbart into a haven for white nationalists.” Some of the site’s raunchier headlines are shown, such as “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy,” “Trannies Whine About Hilarious Bruce Jenner Billboard,” and “Hoist it High and Proud: The Confederate Flag Proclaims a Glorious Heritage.”
The Post then points out Bannon’s “inflammatory language” including sexist language in regards to women in power.
Bannon also jumped into the political ring for the first time with Trump. He has had a diverse past, including “everything from serving in the Navy to Goldman Sachs to owning a stake in the hit TV show ‘Seinfeld’” but he has not served in any sort of political role.
The spot closes, “considering he’s described himself as a ‘Leninist’ who wants to ‘destroy the state’ and bring everything crashing down’ it’s no surprise that he didn’t last long in the White House.”