Steve Bannon has returned to Breitbart News following his departure from the White House, where he served as President Donald Trump's chief strategist. Bannon will assume the role of Executive Chairman of Breitbart News. Bannon's time with Trump administration ended on Friday, and it's unclear as to if he resigned or was fired.
??Siren?? Steve Bannon returned to Breitbart News as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News and chaired our evening editorial meeting— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 18, 2017
The main header on Breitbart.com currently is trumpeting Bannon's return to the news agency, saying he is a "populist hero" who has "returned home."
Bannon took over Breitbart News in 2012, following the death of founder Andrew Breitbart.
Bannon told Bloomberg's Joshua Green that he was prepared to "go to war" for President Trump.
In Friday's editorial call, CEO Larry Solav said that Bannon's return will "accelerate" the site's rate global expansion. Currently, Breitbart has bureaus in London, Texas, California, and Jerusalem, in addition to its main website.
“Breitbart’s pace of global expansion will only accelerate with Steve back. The sky’s the limit.”— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 18, 2017
- Breitbart CEO Larry Solav
While many people expected Bannon to return to Breitbart, it's still rather surprising that it only took a couple of hours to do so.