Breitbart's top editor fell for an email prankster who posed as Steve Bannon

Steve bannonChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesSteve Bannon in the Rose Garden.

An email prankster posing as former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon fooled top Breitbart editors into acknowledging that they were running critical articles about White House advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

As CNN first reported on Tuesday, the anonymous self-described email prankster posed as Bannon in an email exchange with Breitbart Editor in Chief Alex Marlow, who said in a series of email exchanges that he “spooked” Kushner and Ivanka Trump. Marlow cited the five stories the site ran on the “globalist takeover” of the White House following Bannon’s departure.

The email prankster, who runs the Twitter account @SINON_REBORN, shared the email exchange on Twitter, detailing Marlow’s claim that he could have both advisers “out by the end of the year,” and that his “favourite conspiracy theory is that Jared is a cuckold.”

The account has repeatedly trolled top Trump officials, tricking top administration staff last month, including ousted communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Russian ambassador nominee John Huntsman, and cybersecurity chief Tom Bossert.

The emails come¬†as Breitbart takes an increasingly hostile stance toward the White House following Bannon’s departure last week.

Some top Trump backers have vocally criticised the president’s decisions over the past several weeks.

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said in an interview with the Weekly Standard after his ouster last week. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It will be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

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