In the wake of the new Trump tell-all book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the battle between President Donald Trump and former White House strategist and current Breitbart chairman Stephen Bannon has spilled over into the Breitbart newsroom.
Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam slammed a tweet from President Trump that attacked Bannon, calling the post “outrageous.”
Kassam’s tweet was in response to Trump’s claim that Bannon “cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad!”
“This is outrageous even by POTUS standards,” Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam tweeted late Friday.
This is outrageous even by POTUS standards. https://t.co/QSkBlscXmp
— Raheem 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@RaheemKassam) January 6, 2018
According to a report in The Hill, Trump has panned Bannon after reading about how his former adviser may have criticized the Trump administration in Wolff’s book, but Bannon has voiced support for Trump.
“The president is a great man,” Bannon said on Wednesday on “Breitbart News Tonight,” broadcast on Sirius XM.
“You know I support him day in and day out,” he continued.
Trump has taunted Bannon after GOP donor Rebekah Mercer, a part owner of Breitbart, distanced herself from Bannon in a statement Thursday, saying her family doesn’t “support his recent actions and statements.”
Kassam maintained in an interview that their base would not need to choose between Trump and Bannon amid the fallout.
“It sticks all together … If you look at what Steve Bannon is doing, if you look at Breitbart News, it is the only news site in the world which truly endorses the [‘Make America Great Again’] agenda, and it doesn’t need to be ‘either/or,’ ” he told the BBC.
“When Donald Trump is himself on the stump, he has the best political instincts of anyone in the past couple of decades, at least, to build that base and get all those people voting and to the rallies … we’re not on different sides here.”