WH: Breitbart ‘Should Look at and Consider’ Parting Ways With Steve Bannon

By Melanie Arter | January 4, 2018 | 5:58 PM EST

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot of White House video)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House on Thursday suggested that Breitbart News should part ways with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, after his interview with journalist Michael Wolff, during which he called the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top campaign officials and a group of Russians “treasonous.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was first asked about President Donald Trump’s relationship with the mega-donors Bob and Rebekah Mercer, who have donated to a variety of conservative causes, including Trump’s campaign.

 



Breitbart News Network CEO Larry Solov acknowledged in February that the Mercers are part owners of Breitbart News.

“How would you describe the president’s relationship with the Mercer family,” a reporter asked.

“I believe it's good. I haven't heard otherwise, but I'm not aware of anything specific,” Sanders said.

“You were eager to call on ESPN to fire one of its sportscasters for criticizing President Trump,” the reporter noted.

“It wasn't just criticizing. Itt was a little bit different from that,” Sanders responded.

As CNSNews.com previously reported in September, Sanders called on ESPN to fire host Jemele Hill after she called the president “a white supremacist.”

“I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said at the time.

“Well, should Breitbart part ways with Steve Bannon after the comments in these books?” the reporter asked.

“I certainly think that it's something they should look at and consider,” Sanders said.

 


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