Top White House political strategist Steve Bannon was ousted from his job on Friday — and the internet couldn’t wait to dance with joy on his political grave.
The combative Bannon, a former Brietbart News chief who regularly picked fights with members of President Donald Trump’s administration, made several enemies both inside and outside the White House, and many Twitter users quickly pounced with all manner of jokes, put-downs and snarky eulogies.
Read the top reactions below.
"Well now he's got plenty of time to suck his own dick." – Scaramucci after learning of Bannon's departure, probably.
— Lord Single Malt (@Singlemaltfiend) August 18, 2017
I'm sure Bannon is taking his firing well…uh oh. pic.twitter.com/dN4ccTJOkl
— Matt Christman (@cushbomb) August 18, 2017
sources said steve bannon wants to spend more time dissolving hobos in jacuzzis
— ThisIsNotNormalHat (@Popehat) August 18, 2017
“Darkness is good,” Steve Bannon says as the power is cut in his office.
— Matt Berman (@Mr_Berman) August 18, 2017
So, was Trump's over the top racism this week just laying groundwork to fire Bannon without alienating the alt-right?
— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) August 18, 2017
*Bannon released into a field of tiki torches and badly-fitting Dockers*
TRUMP: Go. You're free now.
— Daniel Lin (@danwlin) August 18, 2017
Bannon fired at long, long last
Team Pepe cries a river
The hobo shitlord leaves his job
To spend more time with his liver
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon may be leaving the White House, but a part of him* will always remain
*the slime trail he left on the carpet
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) August 18, 2017
by my calculations, Steve Bannon lasted 21 Scaramuccis
— Jessica Misener (@jessmisener) August 18, 2017
Trump has released Bannon from his service and instructed him to travel as far as he must to find a cure for greyscale.
— Catherynne Valente (@catvalente) August 18, 2017
Donald Trump senior strategist Steven Bannon resigns citing need to spend more time with his family, his cocaine, and his Thunderbird Wine. pic.twitter.com/sFq2SXH8ar
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) August 18, 2017
Firing Steve Bannon is the most effective action Trump has taken against a Nazi all week.
— Captain Black America (@IAmDavidShelton) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon resigned so he could spend more time with his family. pic.twitter.com/w5uXEJbl7n
— Nunca Trump (@NeverTrumpTexan) August 18, 2017
OUR STATEMENT BELOW ON STEVE BANNON, WHOSE FIRING WE'VE CALLED FOR ALL YEAR. A filthy engine of hate leaves, but the ultimate hate remains. pic.twitter.com/XSSg7WPslu
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) August 18, 2017
Don't think #TheResistance is working?
Talk to FORMER chief strategist Steve Bannon
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) August 18, 2017