By Rondell Pettus
President Donald Trump’s army of trolls has unleashed their anger against a former darling of the alt-right, Steve Bannon.
Bannon has gone from hero to zero overnight after it was revealed he contributed to Michael Wolff’s controversial expose “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
According to Wolff, Bannon said many White House insiders see Trump as an “idiot’ and a “child.” He also accused the Trump family of treason for meeting with a Russian lawyer who had promised them dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Trump fans were outraged and they vented online.
“Bannon is a traitor,” said MAGA88 on the Donald Reddit group. “Could he be a secret Muslim?”
“Bannon looks mixed to me, maybe he’s colored?” said a Reddit poster called Whitelivesmatter.
Rebekah Mercer, who poured millions into bankrolling the white supremacist blog Breitbart, has also turned on him.
“I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected,” said Mercer in a Washington Post interview. “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.”
The board members of Breitbart are also considering removing Bannon as head of the media operation.
Trump has also lashed out against Bannon calling him “Sloppy Steve” on Twitter and accusing him of crying after he was fired from the White House.
Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad! https://t.co/mEeUhk5ZV9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
However, by Sunday Bannon was trying to backpedal on his previous statements.
“My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama,” said Bannon in an interview with Axios. “My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of ‘the evil empire’ and to making films about Reagan’s war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in selling uranium to them.”