Matt Drudge, founder and editor of the influential Drudge Report, tweeted in praise of the pro-Trump Breitbart News website, name checking two fo its executives but conspicuously omitting Steven Bannon's name.

"The terrific Larry Solov and Susie Breitbart will take Breitbart into the fresh future," Drudge wrote Thursday. "Has it really been 10 yrs since Andrew told me on Santa Monica pier he was going to do it?! His first hire Alex Marlow [he was 21] became one of the best news editors in the world! MORE."

Accompanying the tweet was a photo of the late Andrew Breitbart, who founded the site and was close to Drudge.

Larry Solov is a top executive and lawyer for Breitbart. Susie is Breitbart's widow. Alex Marlow now serves as Breitbart's editor-in-chief.

After his ousting as a White House adviser last August, Bannon went back to Breitbart to serve as chairman.

Drudge's website on Thursday also linked to a Washington Times article speculating on whether there would be a "new direction" at Breitbart, perhaps one that would not include Bannon.

Drudge, just criticized Bannon as "Schizophrenic" on Wednesday, after an excerpt from a new book went public and included quotes from Bannon criticizing the president and his family.