Steve Bannon fired a warning shot on his way out of the White House

Steve Bannon says now that he is leaving the White House, he will go to war against President Donald Trump’s enemies.

In an interview with author Joshua Green, Bannon laid out his plan: “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon said according to Green.

Green quipped: “Bannon sounded like he’d just consumed 40 Red Bulls.”

That follows earlier comments people close to Bannon made about his immediate future post-Trump administration. “Get ready for Bannon the barbarian,” one source said, according to the news website Axios. Observers said that Bannon’s departure from the White House has energised him.

Bannon has frequently bristled at critics of Trump, moderate Republicans, and so-called globalists whom he saw as roadblocks to Trump’s legislative agenda.

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