After his departure, Bannon immediately chaired a Friday evening editorial meeting for Breitbart, a conservative site that has given a platform to far-right, nationalist views. He had previously served as the site’s chairman before leaving to run Trump’s campaign last year.
In interviews, Bannon said he would aggressively fight for the president from Breitbart, though he told The Weekly Standard “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” Bannon told The New York Times he believed in many ways he could fight more effectively for Trump from outside the White House.
Trump tweeted Bannon would be a “tough and smart new voice,” at the site, even though Bannon is credited with helping build it.
The tweet was Trump’s second on Saturday praising Bannon. Earlier, he thanked him for his service on the campaign. But on Friday, the White House didn’t really have much to say about Bannon, simply saying “we are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”