After being fired from his position as a senior advisor to President Trump, Stephen Bannon has already jumped onto his next career, and it's a familiar one. He's back at the helm of Breitbart News, the position he left to join the Trump administration.
Breitbart News' White House correspondent Charlie Spiering tweeted the news from his official social media account Friday.
🚨Siren🚨 Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting— Charlie Spiering (@Charlie Spiering) 1503093714.0
"Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting," he posted.
In a celebratory post on the news outlet, they proclaimed Bannon as a populist hero, and predicted greater heights of glory under his new direction.
“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”
“Breitbart’s pace of global expansion will only accelerate with Steve back,” said CEO and President Larry Solov. “The sky’s the limit.”
According to the post, Bannon had asked to leave the administration nearly two weeks ago on August 7, which undermines the reporting that he had been fired.
While some have tied Bannon to the alt-right movement because of previous statements he's made, he has described himself instead as an "economic nationalist." In recent weeks a "fire Bannon" campaign began among the left and others who were blaming him for the white nationalist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.