It only took one day after Steve Bannon left the White House for Breitbart to start Mean Girl-ing Ivanka Trump on Breitbart News. Soon after, the site's editor got catfished into revealing he planned to get her fired.
Steve Bannon, the former adviser to President Trump departed the administration on Friday and immediately rejoined Breitbart News, the far-right propaganda outlet from whence he came. He was not a fan of Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, from the beginning, calling them the Democrats in the Oval Office — despite the fact that they have had next-to-zero sway on the President's hardline conservative actions on climate change, paid family leave and transgender rights. (According to the New York Times, Bannon “openly complained to colleagues that he resented how Ms. Trump would try to undo some of the major policy initiatives he and Mr. Trump agreed were important to the economic nationalist agenda.”)
Over the weekend, Breitbart immediately began publishing negative stories about Ivanka. And an email prankster pretending to be Bannon got the site's editor-in-chief to say they would have Jared and Ivanka "out by end of year."
CNN reported that someone with the Twitter handle @SINON_REBORN used the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to get Breitbart News's Alex Marlow to make that boast.
“Reading online about how i’ll be bringing forth my wrath on Ivanka and Jared,” Pseudo-Bannon wrote on Sunday. “I’d be doing this great nation a service if I did.”
Replied Marlow: “I spooked em today. Did five stories on globalist takeover positioning you as only hope to stop it.”
Pseudo-Bannon later asked Marlow if he could have Ivanka and Jared “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.”
Pseudo-Bannon later proved he had disturbingly intuitive insight into Real-Bannon's mindset. He emailed Marlow claiming that Trump “has red wine decanted through Melania’s used pantihoes [sic].”
“That makes more sense to me [than] you think,” Marlow replied.