August 21, 2017

Breitbart Goes After Ivanka And McMaster After Trump Gives Site His Blessing

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that Steve Bannon’s return to Breitbart after his departure from the White House will provide competition to the “fake news.” Breitbart then went on to attack Ivanka Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Trump’s daughter and McMaster have been the focus of “hit pieces” from Breitbart before. However, Bannon is now explicitly in charge of the site putting these attacks in a different light. Breitbart’s White House correspondent Charlie Spiering tweeted Friday that Bannon is serving again as the site’s executive chairman and oversaw Friday’s editorial meeting.

The following day on Saturday, Breitbart does what it does on many days and focused on itself, prominently featuring articles on Bannon’s return to the conservative news outlet. Sunday, however, featured two lead stories about McMaster.

The first earlier in the day was “Report: Powerful GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson Supports Campaign to Oust McMaster.” This article detailed how major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson reportedly is supporting a campaign against McMaster that claims the national security adviser is anti-Israel.

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