Breitbart editor: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump will be ‘out by end of year’
An internet prankster posing as Stephen Bannon baited Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow into saying he would assist Bannon with his “dirty work” and help push Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner out of the White House.
The Breitbart News editor said Kushner and Ivanka Trump would be “out by end of year” from their roles as White House advisers, according to the emails provided to CNN by the anonymous web troll, who has the username @SINON_REBORN on Twitter.
The fake account — designed to look like it was Bannon’s — first messaged Marlow on Sunday in an apparent attempt to fool Marlow into talking about Trump and Kushner.
“Reading online about how I’ll be bringing forth my wrath on Ivanka and Jared,” the first email to Marlow said, according to CNN. “I’d be doing this great nation a service if I did.”
“I spooked em today,” Marlow replied. “Did five stories on globalist takeover positioning you as only hope to stop it.”
Bannon, who was recently ousted as chief White House strategist, promptly returned to his previous position as executive chairman at Breitbart News. Ivanka Trump and Kushner frequently clashed with Bannon over internal policy discussions during his time in the administration, and his move sparked speculation over how the site, which has backed President Trump in his campaign and presidency, will now cover the administration.
The fake account pressed Marlow even further about Kushner and Ivanka Trump in a later email, asking, “So do you think you’ll have them packed and shipping out before Christmas?”
“Let me see what I can do … hard to know given your description of them as evil,” Marlow responded. “I don’t know what motivates them. If they are semi normal, then yes, they out by end of year.”
Marlow defended Breitbart to CNN, saying, “The obsession with Breitbart News is simply a result of our effectiveness. This time, an imposter deceitfully obtained and shared with CNN tongue-in-cheek emails that revealed that we feel Globalists present an existential threat to the agenda that got President Trump elected.”
“If people want to know our thinking, they don’t need to judge us on illicitly obtained comments that were intended to be private, they can simply read our front page,” he added.
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