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Steve Bannon has stepped down from his role at Breibart following a week long disagreement with President Donald Trump after the former made disparaging statements about the President's Children and son-in-law. 

Steve Bannon's Breibart was essentially built as a sort of cult around Bannon's personality, a move which saw the alt-right publication reach a peak of around 40million unique visitors per month just before the 2016 elections. 

His sudden departure isn't particularly surprising, but humbling, to think a man once touted as a kingmaker and the voice of the anti-establishment movement that swept both the Republication and the National poll, is suddenly out in the cold, with little to go on. A contrast to where he was just a year ago, following the surprising victory of Donald Trump and Bannon's appointment as Chief Strategist. 

The relationship soured when Bannon was quoted in the recent runnaway best seller "Fire and Fury" saying Donald Jnr 

"The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor -- with no lawyers. They didn't have any lawyers. Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it's all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately." 

The statement, which Bannon has since tried to reframe, has caused a dichotomy between the president and his former wingman. Trump released a statement that said: “Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.” 

With Bannon now gone at Breibart, and the company trying to reposition itself away from the perception of a cult, and to move more in line with regular publications, what is the future of Bannon and Trumpism? 

Trump for now seems to have won the battle for the soul of the alt-right movement, but for how long, and who would fight his battle against his perceived enemies as rigorous and relish it as Bannon did? 
Thee same questions applies to Breibart who isn't particularly teeming with Journalists ready to work for the publication. Infact, historically, they've been forced to pay over the top to attract Journalists.    

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