Disinvited Steve Bannon Rips ‘Gutless’ New Yorker For Being Cowed By ‘Howling Online Mob’

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Fairhope Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was hastily disinvited from the annual New Yorker festival on Monday, after his inclusion as headliner sparked online outrage and prompted many other speakers to drop out.

In a statement to CNBC, Bannon slammed New Yorker editor-in-chief David Remnick for his change of heart.

Remnick announced his reversal Monday night after scads of critics called him out for giving someone like Bannon, with his offensive—and some say dangerous—views on race and ethnicity, among other things, such a distinguished platform.

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