Steve Bannon is having a bad week.
After stepping down as chairman of Breitbart on Tuesday, the former White House strategist was met with news that the satellite broadcasting company SiriusXM terminated their relationship with him.
SiriusXM said Bannon will no longer be a host on their platform now that his role at Breitbart is discontinued, The Hill reports.
Steve Bannon will no longer host on SiriusXM, according to a press release from SiriusXM pic.twitter.com/6N2RKYdmVb
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 9, 2018
“Breitbart News has decided to end its relationship with Stephen K. Bannon, therefore he will no longer host on SiriusXM since our programming agreement is with Breitbart News,” the broadcaster revealed in a statement.
Bannon retook to Breitbart News’ radio show on SiriusXM in December, after having put his involvement in the news outlet on hold to serve as chief strategist in the Trump administration.
The former Breitbart head left the administration in August. His relationship with the president became damaged due to quotes he provided for the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
In the book, Bannon took aim at President Trump and his family, accusing Donald Trump, Jr. of “treasonous” activity and claiming the media was “going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”
In a statement, the president 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.”
He also lashed out on Twitter.
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of hedge fund manager Robert Mercer, also severed her ties with Bannon.
“I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected,” Mercer told the Washington Post. “My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements.”
Even former allies can’t expect clemency when they cross President Trump.
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