With Stephen Bannon out of the White House, his former employee, controversial former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, says it would be great if Bannon goes on to attack his “enemies” with ruthlessness.
Yiannopoulos is best known as a young conservative who isn’t afraid to say things that are not politically correct. As a writer for Brietbart, he made waves with controversial topics and headlines meant to shock readers into investigating the claim. For instance “Even If You’re Acquitted of Rape, Feminists Can Still Ruin Your Life” and “Muslims Will Bring ‘Lamb Chops, Yoghurt And Gang Rape’ To America.”
Yiannopoulos resigned from Breitbart News after a video resurfaced where he appeared to defend pedophilia, sparking outcry among liberals and conservatives alike. Since then, Milo has denied defending pedophilia, and maintains that his words were meant in jest and taken out of context. He left on good terms with the news outlet, stating, “Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” but that he “would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting.”
Bannon, who was an executive at Breitbart before joining the Trump campaign and administration as Trump’s chief strategist, used to work with Yiannopoulos. Now, amid speculation about Bannon’s next move, Yiannopoulos has a suggestion.
“I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I want to see Bannon the Barbarian ruthlessly crush his enemies from wherever he thinks he’d be most effective,” he said during an interview with Mediaite.
In a Facebook post, Yiannopoulos stated that Bannon is a force to be reckoned with.
“Steve Bannon is a patriot and a hero. And a hell of a lot more dangerous outside the White House than in it,” Yiannopoulos wrote in a post.
In the post, he further speculated about what the change means.
“Does this say good things about the Trump administration? Not at first glance. But boy am I looking forward to having Steve back in the trenches again.”
On his Facebook page, Yiannopoulos changed the banner to a photo with a “Bannon 2020” slogan. On his personal website, he’s selling T-shirts with the logo emblazoned across them.
“Bannon for President. Not that we don’t love you, Daddy, but BANNON 2020!” he wrote on a post displaying the shirts. Yiannopoulos playfully calls President Trump “Daddy,” his personal nickname for the president.
A senior editor at Brietbart tweeted “#WAR” after reports of Bannon’s firing hit the press on Friday, adding to the speculation that Breitbart, with Bannon, would attack Trump.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 18, 2017
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