Steve Bannon out at Breitbart after Trump book revelations

US President Donald Trump congratulates Steve Bannon. ©MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Trump, has stepped down from far-right news website Breitbart.

He only returned to the outlet over the summer, rejoining as as executive chairman, after being ousted from the White House.

The website announced the news Tuesday afternoon in a short article posted to the site.

“I’m proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished in so short a period of time in building out a world-class news platform,” Bannon is quoted as saying in the article.

Bannon drew the ire of the White House last week when The Guardian revealed that author Michael Wolff quoted him in his book “Fire and Fury” as saying a Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner, and a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign was “unpatriotic” and perhaps “treasonous.”

Trump responded at the time by slamming Bannon in a fiery statement, saying Bannon had “lost his mind.”

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