Milo Mourns ‘Fellow Diva’ Steve Bannon: ‘Steve Will Be Back’

“The people knifing Steve now are cowards and hypocrites,” says Bannon’s ex-Breitbart cohort

Last Updated: January 9, 2018 @ 3:10 PM
Milo Yiannopoulos, the most infamous of Steve Bannon’s protégés at Breitbart News, called his former boss “one of the most hated men in the country” but predicted he will mount a major comeback.
“My prediction: Steve will be back, big league — and it will be Trump calling Steve for help, not the other way around,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement to TheWrap.
Yiannopoulos spoke out Tuesday soon after Bannon’s exit from Breitbart News, the vehicle Bannon used to help power Trump to the presidency.
Yiannopoulos exited Breitbart in February 2017 after comments surfaced in which he appeared to defend or at least make light of adult men having sex with underage boys. Bannon left Breitbart after more than a week of backlash over his comments in Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump Presidency.”
“Something true most people won’t say: Steve Bannon sacrificed his whole life for his country. His life will never be the same again. He was called a white supremacist and neo-Nazi by the press because they recognized what a formidable adversary he was,” Yiannopoulos said.
He added that Bannon must now travel “everywhere with private security, loathed by people after all the lies the media told about him.”
In “Fire and Fury,” Bannon accused the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., of attending a “treasonous” meeting with Russian operatives. But he later backtracked and said he was criticizing ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort, not Trump Jr.
“The people knifing Steve now are cowards and hypocrites,” Yiannopoulos wrote. “They were perfectly happy to suck up to him when he had the President’s ear.”
He added: “Steve is one of the most brilliant political operatives of his generation. You’re a fool if you think this is anything but the opening of his next chapter. I’ve watched all my favorite people, including myself, pronounced dead repeatedly by the media. But they don’t have that power any more.”
Bannon took over Trump’s campaign in summer 2016, and later served as Trump’s White House adviser and strategist. He exited in August, in what the president later described as a firing.
Here is Yiannopolous’ full statement:
I loved working with Steve because I recognized in him a fellow diva.
 
The Steve I worked with was ruthless, demanding and stubborn, but also sincere, erudite and utterly committed to his agenda of strong borders, populism and economic nationalism.
 
To hear him on Breitbart radio was to hear someone directly plugged into the anxieties and wishes of ordinary Americans, long before Trump even announced his candidacy.
 
Something true most people won’t say: Steve Bannon sacrificed his whole life for his country. His life will never be the same again. He was called a white supremacist and neo-Nazi by the press because they recognized what a formidable adversary he was.
 
When I wrote to congratulate Steve on his appointment to the Trump campaign he wrote back in language that made it clear he considered it a patrician duty. I believe he did it for the country, not for personal advancement. As Steve often says, he has a Westpoint graduate daughter who photographed herself in the ruins of Saddam Hussein’s palace. He could have died happy without all this.
 
Now even the base has turned against him because his characteristically colorful and ill-tempered language has toppled out many months after it was shared, taking both Steve and the President by surprise. It’s very sad to watch.
 
He is now one of the most hated men in the country, traveling everywhere with private security, loathed by people after all the lies the media told about him. His crime was helping to define and deliver a populist, nationalist agenda. The price he has paid for helping to deliver Trump’s campaign promises.
 
The people knifing Steve now are cowards and hypocrites. They were perfectly happy to suck up to him when he had the President’s ear.
 
Steve is one of the most brilliant political operatives of his generation. You’re a fool if you think this is anything but the opening of his next chapter. I’ve watched all my favorite people, including myself, pronounced dead repeatedly by the media. But they don’t have that power any more.
 
My prediction: Steve will be back, big league — and it will be Trump calling Steve for help, not the other way around.

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