January 9, 2018 / 9:15 PM / 7 months ago

Bannon steps down from Breitbart News after comments critical of Trump

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Steve Bannon has stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization said on its website on Tuesday, after the former White House chief strategist was quoted in a book criticizing President Donald Trump.

“Steve is a valued part of our legacy, and we will always be grateful for his contributions, and what he has helped us to accomplish,” Breitbart Chief Executive Larry Solov said in a statement on the website.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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