Steve Bannon dramatically proclaimed the Trump presidency 'over' Friday hours after he was fired - and returned to his old role at Breitbart and declared war on his enemies, saying: 'I will crush the opposition.'
Bannon was ousted by the president at the end of a tumultuous week with his administration roiled by his response to the Charlottesville violence.
But it took just hours for the former chief strategist to start a civil war as he named his enemies: 'West Wing Democrats' and 'establishment Republicans'.
First he went straight back to being executive chairman of bomb-throwing 'alt-right' website Breitbart which hailed him as a populist hero.
Then he gave a lengthy fist-pumping interview to the Weekly Standard, saying: 'I feel pumped up. I've got my hands back on my weapons.'
'I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do.'