Breitbart eyes US, European expansion post-Trump win

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Breitbart News plans on growing its presence in the U.S. and Europe following President-elect Donald Trump’s White House win, according to a new report.

The conservative news outlet whose chairman became Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, will expand its American operations while launching sites in France and Germany, Reuters said Wednesday.

{mosads}“There’s going to be more hiring that goes on,” U.S. Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow said last week of Breitbart’s efforts stateside before Trump’s stunning victory.

“I’m already picturing more tech reporting, more media reporting. We do a ton of politics reporting now so I don’t know that we’ll need to do more but we certainly aren’t planning on scaling back with anything.”

Marlow said Breitbart’s U.S. technology editor Milo Yiannopoulos, meanwhile, is exploring a possible television show with outside producers.

The editor added the website is actively interviewing European journalists to staff planned Breitbart France and Breitbart Germany pages running alongside the preexisting Breitbart U.K.

Breitbart’s mainstream profile surged in August when its former head Stephen Bannon became Trump’s campaign chairman.

Trump’s success on Election Day leaves Bannon’s future with Breitbart, widely considered an epicenter of the alt-right movement, largely unclear.

A source close to Bannon told Reuters he hopes Breitbart can help elect right-wing politicians in France and Germany, where anti-immigrant sentiment is rising.

Bannon also hopes the outlet can feed off an American version of the same populism that fueled Great Britain’s so-called Brexit from the European Union, they added.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tried portraying the alt-right as extreme and Trump as the movement’s figurehead.

Trump ultimately found success with voters, however, becoming the future 45th president over Clinton late Tuesday.

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