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The internet is saying goodbye to Steve Bannon by trolling him with Confederate statue jokes

10:32 EDT 18 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

The internet is saying goodbye to Steve Bannon by trolling him with Confederate statue jokesSteve Bannon, Trump's White House Chief Strategist, has officially left the building and the internet can't help but notice his impeccable timing. Amidst a nationwide debate over the decision to remove Confederate monuments — which Trump sees as "beautiful" pieces of history — from the country in wake of the deadly rally in Charlottesville, the people all over the web can't help but make one big joke about Bannon's exit: White House just removed a monument to white supremacy — Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) August 18, 2017 The biggest, ugliest confederate monument has fallen. Bye bye, Steve Bannon. Now you'll have more time to... tend to your hobbies. — Eric Westbrook (@ericwestbrook) August 18, 2017 Another confederate monument gone today, bye Steve Bannon  pic.twitter.com/Vex0ILmn1r — Michael Webster (@itsmwebster) August 18, 2017 That joke, of course, is that Bannon has become an ousted Confederate statue himself. SEE ALSO: Stephen Bannon, whitest White House person, is out Though he's not a self-declared white supremacist, the former Breitbart executive was long considered one of Trump's most controversial administration appointees for his connections to the alt-right. As he embarks to join the ranks of fellow "pals" also booted from the White House, like Anthony Scaramucci, Sean Spicer, and Reince Priebu, people can't help but send him off with a warm internet goodbye: Does firing Steve Bannon count as removing a Confederate statue from the White House? — Scott KiefferJohnson (@TheAmazingSKJ) August 18, 2017 Good news! Trump got rid of a Confederate statue without even realizing it by firing Steve Bannon. — Emilia (@PoliticalEmilia) August 18, 2017 Steve Bannon is another Confederate monument removed from the White House. I love this song. — Micah A. (@LetMicahDown) August 18, 2017 Steve Bannon is gone which means another confederate statue has just fallen. — Sharup K. (@sharuuup) August 18, 2017 So many confederate statues fell or were removed this week, including the modern day one, Steve Bannon! — Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) August 18, 2017 Now that Bannon is gone, the next tyrannical confederate statue to go will be Donald Trump. — Alt-Jesus (@Alt__Jesus) August 18, 2017 Bye, Bannon. Trump just probably felt you could be comparably replaced... Steve Bannon is being kicked out of the White House. A Confederate statue will reportedly take his place. — Dave (@YouGiveMeFever7) August 18, 2017 WATCH: Stephen Colbert grills 'The Mooch' on why he's still defending Trump


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