Celebrities React To Steve Bannon's Departure & It's Pure Twitter Gold
On Friday afternoon, social media erupted with the news that former Breitbart Executive Chair Steve Bannon was leaving his post as chief strategist to President Trump.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”s
Bannon is the latest of Trump's senior aides to leave the White House. Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and short-lived Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci all left their positions in July. But perhaps no other aide has been as controversial as Bannon, a right-wing nationalist who once stated that the Trump administration is in a battle for the "deconstruction of the administrative state," and was widely seen as the ideological force in the White House.
Liberal Twitter was, predictably, thrilled, and as soon as the news broke, began tripping over themselves in a race to deliver the funniest, most insightful tweet. Some users were overjoyed, some voiced caution, and others expressed disbelief that a far-right, nationalist ideologue like Steve Bannon was ever allowed to occupy such a powerful position within the White House.
Here are some of the best celebrity reactions to Steve Bannon's departure:
Bye bye Steve Bannon!!!!!!! Oh my god this tweet has been sitting in my drafts for WAY TOO LONG!!!!!!!— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 18, 2017
Um what kind of sociopath hires Steve Bannon in the first place?— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 18, 2017
Bannon is out. Beware! He can do the exact same thing without an official title in the Administration. Nothing changes until Trump is out.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) August 18, 2017
What if the creature that is clearly trying to make its way out of Steve Bannon emerges and is achingly beautiful?— Stephen Falk (@stephenfalk) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon is one of many who need to be let go from White House. The question is where will they go & what harm will they continue to do?— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) August 18, 2017
Yep, Steve Bannon will no longer have Trump's ear or participate in his administration and I floss EVERY day. Yep yep yep!— Cole Escola (@ColeEscola) August 18, 2017
Pouring out a forty on my nose and cheeks for Steve Bannon.— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) August 18, 2017
Goodbye Steve Bannon. HAPPY SHABBAT, you rotten hearted psycho! Hope you find a new heart& Braun, but mostly: Bye Boo Boo, Bye Bye.— jenny slate (@jennyslate) August 18, 2017