Conservatives React to Trump Hiring Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon

Donald Trump announced a major shakeup in his flailing campaign in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, with the biggest move being the naming of Breitbart News CEO Stephen K. Bannon as his presidential campaign’s CEO.

Leading conservative voices spoke out about the move on Wednesday. Voices ranging from Mark Levin to Erick Erickson weighed in with reactions ranging from shock to snark at the news that Breitbart, which is already hilariously mocked as “Trumpbart,” is now officially in bed with the Trump campaign (as if it wasn’t already).

Below are a few reactions, including a couple from former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, whose perspective should be given considerable weight considering his relationship with the late, great Andrew Breitbart before his tragic and untimely death.

Conservative talk show host Steve Deace speculated that when Trump loses, he’ll launch the TV network that has been rumored so, he says, hiring Bannon (and disgraced former FOX News head Roger Ailes) makes perfect sense.

Speaking of Breitbart, Andrew Breitbart had his own words about Donald Trump in 2011, before his passing.

“Of course, he’s not a conservative. He was for Nancy Pelosi before he was against Nancy Pelosi.” ~ Andrew Breitbart

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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