Breitbart News, with Steve Bannon back at the helm, did not hesitate to discredit President Donald Trump’s speech on military action in Afghanistan.
Following the speech ,the website’s homepage was plastered in articles condemning the president’s "flip-flop" stance on U.S. military involvement in the foreign nation.
It apparently did not take long for Bannon to take a swipe at the White House after getting booted from his position as White House chief strategist late last week. The news site called out Trump’s change in stance – defending “America first” supporters disappointed by a broken campaign promise.
Breitbart also lambasted the speech itself, comparing it to a 2009 speech by former President Barack Obama, as well as to the rhetoric of current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
While Bannon has had a history of butting heads with White House staff in the past, especially McMaster, he has yet to throw heavy accusations against Trump.
One article claimed the speech wasn’t “about changing his perspective on the war. POTUS is a remarkably astute and stubborn individual. This was about the swamp getting to him.”
Bannon served as Trump’s chief executive during last year’s presidential campaign, and Breitbart News accordingly sang Trump’s praises and highlighted his favorable campaign promises, including a move away from nation-building and a desire to take troops out of Afghanistan.
Since his ousting from the White House though, Bannon’s Breitbart News has attacked Trump for turning his back on his supporters, and has alluded that McMaster has taken the reigns.
Bannon’s removal from the White House signals a change in the Trump administration, one that is welcome after the president’s concerning remarks in response to Charlottesville. But is it enough?
One thing is for sure: Bannon and Breitbart are not happy. Maybe this is the end of Bannon pulling Trump’s puppet strings.