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Bannon stepping down from Breitbart post

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    Then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon stepped off Air Force One, April 9, as he arrived at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Breitbart News Network announced today that the former White House chief strategist is stepping down as chairman of the conservative news site.

WASHINGTON >> Stephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company announced today.

Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Donald Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.

Bannon and Breitbart will work together on a smooth transition, a statement from the company’s chief executive, Larry Solov, said.

In the statement, Bannon added that he was “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform.”

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