Jared KushnerIvanka Trump A former spokesperson for Breitbart has warned that the conservative media outlet could try and help get President Trump impeached if he stops supporting their issues.
A former spokesperson for Breitbart has warned that the conservative media outlet could try and help get President Trump impeached if he stops supporting their issues.
Kurt Bardella said on CNN Monday, “Breitbart is going to go fully aggressive at the agenda that they advocated for. Trump was just a vehicle for them to try to prop up that agenda, but they will not hesitate if Trump deviates at all from any of the rhetoric that he said over the campaign. They’re gonna go full tilt.”
He added, “There are stories about how they said they’ll help impeach Trump if he goes the other way.”
His comments were made a few days after the White House announced that controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon would be leaving the administration; the same day, he reportedly returned to Breitbart which he had been running before joining Trump’s campaign.
Both Bannon and Brietbart have been credited with helping the president win the election--a claim Trump reportedly does not like--by courting a populist vote with nationalistic points of view on issues like immigration and the economy.
As such, Bardella told Fox News recently that Bannon is said to clash with so-called “globalists” including first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner, as well as other top administration officials like national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
Bardella indicated the fight is already showing signs of continuing, saying on CNN, “...I think if you look at the pages of Breitbart right now, there are stories about Ivanka, Jared, H.R. McMaster. Which is why it's all the more perplexing, actually, that the president put out the tweet over the weekend endorsing Steve essentially…”
Trump tweeted Saturday, “Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews...maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!”