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Bannon leaves Breitbart after blow-up over comments in Trump book

Bannon leaves Breitbart after blow-up over comments in Trump book

Stephen Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network on Tuesday, ending his relationship with the far-right website that he helped become widely influential and which in turn abetted his rise as a political adviser and would-be kingmaker.

Bannon's departure - just days after his public criticisms of former White House colleagues led to a spectacular falling-out with President Donald Trump and his allies - was a humbling denouement for a figure who had reached the uppermost levels of power only a year ago. It leaves him with no evident platform to promote his views and no major financial backer for his preferred candidates.

Bannon left Breitbart in August...

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