Stephen Kevin Bannon is an American media executive, political figure, and former investment banker, who is executive chairman of Breitbart News. 

Spouse: Diane Clohesy 
Born: November 27, 1953 (age 64), Norfolk, VA
Education: Harvard Business School (1985), Virginia Tech (1976), Benedictine College Preparatory (1971), Georgetown University
Children: Emily Piccard, Maureen Bannon, Grace Piccard
Previous offices: Counselor to the President of the United States (2017–2017), White House Chief Strategist (2017–2017)


Stephen Kevin Bannon (born November 27, 1953) is:
An American media executive, political figure, former investment banker, and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News. He served as White House Chief Strategist in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump during the first seven months of Trump's term.

•  Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. 
•  After his military service, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker, and left as vice president. In 1993, he became acting director of the research project Biosphere 2.
•   In the 1990s, he became an executive producer in Hollywood, and produced 18 films between 1991 and 2016.
•  In 2007, he co-founded Breitbart News, a claimed far-right website which he described in 2016 as “the platform for the alt-right".
•  In August 2016, Bannon was named the chief executive officer of Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.
•  Appointed Chief Strategist in the Trump administration, he left this position on August 18, 2017 and rejoined Breitbart. 
•  After leaving the White House, Bannon opposed the establishment Republican party and supported insurgent candidates in Republican primaries. 
•  After Roy Moore, supported by Bannon, lost the 2017 United States Senate election in Alabama, Bannon’s reputation as a political strategist was questioned.
•   In January 2018, Bannon was disavowed by Trump for critical comments reported in the book Fire and Fury and left Breitbart.
•  After leaving the White House, Bannon has campaigned and helped various European political movements. These include:

•  France’s National Front  •  Hungary’s Fidesz  •  Alternative for Germany  •  Sweden Democrats  •  Dutch Party for Freedom

•  Italian Northern League  •  Freedom Party of Austria  •  Swiss People’s Party  •  Pan-European Identitarian movement

Bannon believes that the aforementioned movements, along with Japan’s Shinzo Abe, India’s Narendra Modi, Russia's Vladimir Putin, China's Xi Jinping, and America's Donald Trump, as well as similar leaders in Egypt, the Philippines, Poland, and South Korea, are part of a global shift towards nationalism.

A self-described economic nationalist, Bannon advocates for reductions in immigration, restrictions on free trade with China and Mexico, and an increased federal income tax for those earning incomes of over $5 million a year.

Bannon is a skeptic of military intervention abroad and has opposed proposals for the expansion of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan, Syria,and Venezuela.[42] He has been described by some as a white nationalist but rejects the description.

According to conservative commentator David French, Bannon has “ one more than any other person to introduce the ... alt-right into mainstream American life".


Steve Bannon, whose DNA must have come from Lenin and spawned in a garbage dump, really helped kill Moore’s chances in Alabama, that’s the good news. Moore lost.   The smartest thing the GOP could do is get rid of Bannon.  He like Donald is all about himself.  Thanks Steve, your moronic overtures and sick comments really brought out the best in people by siding with Moore.

“There’s a special place in hell for Republicans who should know better,” former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon said.  It was noted he was shopping in Home Depot for air conditioners.   It gets hot in hell.  The next day, voting results showed Democrat Doug Jones to be the victor in the deep-red state, making him the first non-Republican to win a US Senate seat there in more than two decades.  Jones’ victory tarnishes the supposed “kingmaker” status Bannon enjoyed since Moore triumphed in the Republican primary over an establishment-backed candidate.  

“Lesson for the GOP: if there is a bridge too far in Alabama, there is a bridge too far in every other state where Steve Bannon wants to run a fringy candidate,”  At least for now, the upset loss casts doubts over Bannon’s alleged influence and plan to recruit his own candidates in upcoming elections to help enact President Donald Trump’s agenda, as the Alabama loss weakens a sensitive Republican majority in the Senate.

Bannon said in October that he would recruit people to challenge “every Republican incumbent” who are not faithful to the Trump cause.

“Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the president of the United States into his fiasco," Law said in the statement. “This is a brutal reminder that candidate quality matters regardless of where you are running.”   Many in Washington have warned from the onset about Bannon’s plan to remake the GOP, saying his planned civil war would at best not increase the Republican majorities in Congress and at worst might even hand the majorities to the Democrats.  Tuesday’s election results were likely to only embolden Bannon’s chief critics.

Daily Wire editor in chief Ben Shapiro, a former Breitbart editor, also weighed in: “Bannon’s sure showing those establishment cocks a thing or two right now,” he wrote.

As did Dana Loesch, a talk radio host, author, and NRA spokeswoman: "Can we stop now with the “Bannon is a masterful strategist” nonsense? I’ve never seen such descriptions used more and deserved less,” she said on Twitter. “Next time maybe Bannon will won’t fight Trump’s primary endorsement out of ego and cost the GOP a senate seat.”

Josh Holmes, former chief of staff and campaign manager to Senate Majority Leader Leader Mitch McConnell, tweeted: “Before we get the results, I'd just like to thank Steve Bannon for showing us how to lose the reddest state in the union and Governor Ivey for the opportunity to make this national embarrassment a reality.”

Meanwhile Megan McCain, co-host of “The View” and daughter of Sen. John McCain, simply had this to say: “Suck it Bannon.”  

But Bannon and his influence among committed Republican voters are unlikely to go away, with his supporters insisting that although Moore was a flawed candidate, there is a grassroots insurgency among Republican voters to reject moderate Republicans who, in their view, do not have the American people’s interests at heart.

Some will also blame Moore’s loss on moderate Republicans who dropped their support for Moore following the allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, the youngest being a 14-year-old.   What we need in this country is a twin ball ceremony.   Remove Moore and Bannon’s balls on the same time on the Whitehouse lawn.

The dramatically escalating feud between President Trump and his former adviser Steve Bannon reached a new zenith Wednesday night when Trump’s lawyer hit Bannon (and author Michael Wolff) with a cease and desist letter.  But the letter, which argues that Bannon violated a confidentiality agreement when he made disparaging comments about the Trump Administration in a new book, raises more questions than answers.

What does the letter say?

Trump’s personal attorney Charles J. Harder of the firm Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP sent the cease and desist letter Wednesday night after excerpts from Wolff’s book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House surfaced, in which Bannon made derisive comments about Trump’s cognitive abilities and alleged that Donald Trump Jr. set up a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian attorney, which Bannon calls “treasonous.”

“You Bannon have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, knowing that they would be included in Mr. Wolff’s book and publicity surrounding the marketing and sale of his book,” Harder’s lettersays, ABC News reports.

Confidential information, the letter says, includes “all information . . . of a private, proprietary or confidential nature or that Mr. Trump insists remain private or confidential, including, but not limited to, any information with respect to the personal life, political affairs, and/or business affairs of Mr. Trump or of any Family Member.Steve Bannon was the driving force behind the right-wing Breitbart News website before emerging as one of the key players in Donald Trump's White House. He served as chief strategist, a role that gave him a direct line to President Trump, and his influence was discerned in key decisions, before he left his post in August 2017.

Well, that was what everyone thought until President Trump's astonishing barrage against Mr Bannon in early January 2018.

Disparaging his former aide as a serial false news leaker who was rarely in one-on-one meetings with him, Mr Trump said Mr Bannon “now pretends to have had influence to fool a few people".   Mr Bannon had been front-and-centre for such events as the US withdrawal last June from the Paris climate agreement - one of his own top policy objectives.

But in truth the relationship between the two men was by then already cooling rapidly.  In April, Mr Trump had declined to affirm that Mr Bannon still had his support, removing him from his elevated role on the crucial National Security Council.  He appeared to downplay Mr Bannon’s role, declaring in a New York Post interview: "I'm my own strategist".   Mr Bannon then kept a somewhat lower profile and talk of his impending removal swirled.

There were reports of a power struggle with Mr Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and discord with Gary Cohn, the director of the president's National Economic Council.  Mr Bannon left, the schisms started to show

But it may have been his feud with National Security Adviser HR McMaster that was the most telling and when the end came, in August, it was unsurprising.  Mr Trump himself had reportedly grown weary at the press leaks and of Mr Bannon taking credit for his election victory.  Still, straight after he left, Mr Bannon headed back to Breitbart and vowed he would go to war against the president's opponents.  "I've got my hands back on my weapons," he said. "It's Bannon the Barbarian."

But the schisms started to show.

Mr Bannon said Mr Trump's firing of the FBI's director had been the biggest mistake in "modern political history".