Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulous said he was “lucky enough” to have spent time with “Uncle Steve” Bannon, former White House chief strategist and leader of Breitbart News, this week. If Bannon’s recent influence on Breitbart is any indication, he may be interested in re-weaponizing Yiannopoulous against forces he believes jeopardize his White House agenda.
While answering a question from a caller on “Breitbart News Radio” this morning, Yiannopoulous revealed that he had met with Bannon earlier this week. The revelation seemed to shock even the program’s host, Alex Marlow.
“So I spent some time with Steve. I was lucky enough to see him this week,” Yiannopoulous said. “And I think you’re absolutely right. It’s talking about the long game—“
“Did you just break news there?” Marlow interrupted. “Wow. Milo and Steve, meeting of the minds. Alright, interesting.”
Yiannopoulous did not reveal details about his conversation with Bannon, but declared the former White House adviser “understands the left the best” and showered Bannon with praise. Yiannopoulous formerly served as an editor at Breitbart until comments in which he appeared to condone pedophilia forced him to resign.
If Bannon’s recent influence at Breitbart serves as any sign, the Yiannopoulous meeting may indicate that he is still recruiting foot soldiers to help him clear the White House and GOP of people who jeopardize the agenda he created to put President Donald Trump into office.