Trump Thanks Steve Bannon, Cheers On His Return To Breitbart News

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Updated Aug. 19, 2017 at 2:20 p.m. ET

President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon for his service and applauded his decision to return to Breitbart News.

Trump first published a tweet Saturday morning thanking Bannon, focusing on Bannon’s role in Trump’s presidential campaign.

Several hours later, the President followed up with a tweet applauding Bannon’s decision to return to Breitbart and encouraging Bannon to fight “Fake News.”

However, it appears Trump forgot that Bannon left his position at the helm of Breitbart to help run the Trump campaign given that Trump called Bannon a “new voice” at Breitbart in his tweet.

Bannon unceremoniously left his role as White House chief strategist on Friday following several weeks of reports indicating that Bannon’s influence in the White House and popularity with the rest of Trump’s aides were fading.

Shortly after the White House confirmed that Bannon would leave the administration on Friday, Breitbart News announced Bannon’s return to the conservative news website. Bannon said that he will continue to fight for Trump’s agenda from the outside.

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