Bannon vows to crush Trump’s opposition

2017-08-20 06:02
Steve Bannon. Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Steve Bannon. Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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A defiant Steve Bannon declared the Trump presidency he had campaigned for was over as he vowed to carry on the fight after being ousted as the White House chief strategist.

Within hours of leaving office, Bannon was back at Breitbart News, the right wing website he ran, presiding over the evening news conference.

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” he told the Weekly Standard.

“There’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days ... I feel jacked up. Now I’ve got my hands back on my weapons,” he added, vowing that “Bannon the barbarian” would crush the opposition.

Bannon (63) helped shape US President Donald Trump’s America First campaign message, but fell foul of moderate White House forces.

He has been accused of voicing anti-Semitic and white supremacist views.

He is the latest high-profile figure to be removed from the White House team.

National security adviser Michael Flynn, press secretary Sean Spicer, chief of staff Reince Priebus and communications director Anthony Scaramucci have all gone.

Bannon pledged loyalty to Trump, telling media house Bloomberg he would go to war “for Trump” against his opponents on Capitol Hill, in the media and in corporate America.

In a statement meant to avoid Trump having to put his name to the firing of the man who most connects him to his die-hard supporters, the White House said Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly had “mutually agreed” that he would go. Staff reporter and agencies

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