Late on Tuesday afternoon, news broke that Steve Bannon will step down from his position at Breitbart News. Bannon, who had rejoined Breitbart in August after leaving to join President Trump’s campaign, drew the ire of the Trump administration and wealthy Breitbart backer Rebekah Mercer last week with his comments featured in a new book by Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury.
Bannon has long been the subject of Internet and social media scorn from the left, and news of his departure from the right-wing website brought out jokesters on Twitter. Here, 10 funny tweets in response to the news.
Dancing With The Stars just announced they have signed Steve Bannon and Paul Manafort for next season.
— SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) January 9, 2018
New poll: steve bannon or stephen miller for the next bachelor?
— Joe Marino (@JoeMarino2017) January 9, 2018
“Odd Couple” reboot starring Steve Bannon and Milo, please.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 9, 2018
Others, including Vox’s Ezra Klein, joked that Bannon was confused about the role he played.
Steve Bannon thought he was a character in House of Cards but he was actually in Veep.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 9, 2018
Bannon leaving Breitbart is like Oscar the Grouch leaving the trash can. It'll be a little emptier, but it's still just garbage.
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) January 9, 2018
Of course, puns and wordplay were abundant.
Bannon leaving Breitbart??
I did nazi this coming
— Emily Atkin (@emorwee) January 9, 2018
…as the snowglobe fell from his fingers, he whispered one word: “Covfefe”. #Bannonfreude
— Lori Wagner (@BriarLori) January 9, 2018
Bannon’s unusual fashion sense was also fertile ground for clever tweets.
Now that Steve Bannon is no longer at Breitbart he is going to really have to cut back on expenses and only wear 7 shirts at a time instead of his usual 13
— elan gale (@theyearofelan) January 9, 2018
Exclusive clip of Steve Bannon packed up to leave the Breitbart embassy. pic.twitter.com/QyPfFlO40z
— Adam Smith (@asmith83) January 9, 2018
And one Twitter user had a truly unique idea for Bannon’s next move.
I hear Steve Bannon has resigned as head of Breitbart News to pursue his lifelong dream of a figure skating gold at the Winter Olympics.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 9, 2018