Trump thanks Bannon following White House departure

Trump thanks Bannon following White House departure
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President Trump thanked Stephen Bannon for his service on Saturday following Bannon's departure as White House chief strategist.

“I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show Pelosi blasts California Republicans for supporting tax bill MORE - it was great! Thanks S,” Trump tweeted.

It was Trump's first public comment following Bannon's announced resignation. 



Bannon leaves the White House a polarizing figure, popular with the nationalist part of Trump's base but a flash point for Democrats. 

On Friday, hours after the announcement he would leave the White House, news broke that Bannon would return to leading Breitbart, a conservative online media outlet.