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    Ex-White House Strategist Bannon Declares War on Trump Opponents

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    Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon said in an interview that after his departure he will fight against the enemies of President Donald Trump.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump named Bannon, who was an executive chairman of the right-wing website Breitbart News, as his chief of staff on November 14.

    "If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America," Bannon told Bloomberg News on Friday.

    Earlier in the day, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Bannon and Chief of Staff John Kelly mutually decided this would be the chief strategist's last day.

    Democrats immediately supported Bannon's exit citing his record of anti-Semitic, racist viewpoints. However, House of Representatives minority leader Nancy Pelosi said that his departure is meaningless unless the Trump administration changes its policies.


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