Breitbart News board members are considering ousting former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon as executive chairman of the conservative website after incendiary quotes Bannon gave for a tell-all book about the Trump administration were made public, according to a report.
Members of Breitbart News Network LLC's board are supportive of the move to mitigate damage caused to the brand following President Trump's combative reaction to the excerpts from Michael Wolff's forthcoming book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” a person familiar with the exchanges told the Wall Street Journal.
Bannon is quoted in the excerpts, released Wednesday, making unflattering remarks about Trump and his family.
Trump responded in kind, saying that Bannon had "lost his mind" since departing the White House in August.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday also weighed in on the dispute by suggesting Breitbart News' leadership should "certainly" look at firing Bannon.
Talk regarding the possibility of Bannon's dismissal follows reports that top Trump donor and Breitbart News part-owner Rebekah Mercer on Wednesday cut funding ties with Bannon.
The fallout leaves Bannon's "war" against the Republican establishment and key figures, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., without a major financial benefactor.
Bannon nor his representatives responded to the Wall Street Journal's requests for comment, but Bannon endorsed Trump in a series of radio interviews conducted Wednesday night and Thursday morning.