Steve Bannon says now that he has left the White House, he will go to war against President Donald Trump’s enemies.
In an interview with author Joshua Green on Friday, Bannon laid out his plan: “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 said according to Green.
Green, who wrote the book, “Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency,” quipped: “Bannon sounded like he’d just consumed 40 Red Bulls.”
That follows earlier comments people close to Bannon made about his immediate future post-Trump administration. “Get ready for Bannon the barbarian,” one source said, according to the news website Axios.
Observers said that Bannon’s departure from the White House has energized him. Breitbart’s White House correspondent Charlie Spierling tweeted Friday evening that Bannon had returned to the right-wing website as executive chairman and led the news outlet’s evening editorial meeting.
Bannon has frequently bristled at critics of Trump, moderate Republicans, and so-called globalists whom he saw as roadblocks to Trump’s legislative agenda.