WASHINGTON - In spite of their public rift, controversial conservative Milo Yiannopoulos thinks President Donald Trump and Steve Bannon are far from over.
“My feeling is the two will reconcile very quickly and when that does, it will be Trump calling Steve for help,” Yiannopoulos said.
In a TV exclusive, Yiannopoulos joined FOX 5’s Jim Lokay on “The Final 5” to discuss Bannon’s exit from the Breitbart media empire, the same organization under which Yiannopoulos worked for Bannon until early 2017.
During his time at Breitbart, the flamboyant, openly gay Yiannopoulos became a rock star in the conservative movement, making headlines for his savage writings and tweets railing against political correctness, which included a permanent ban from Twitter after the social media giant said he targeted "Ghostbusters" actress Leslie Jones.
Bannon, the former investment banker turned media executive, became a key player in the Trump campaign and in his administration. He has been described as a white nationalist, who supported a slate of anti-establishment Republicans in primary races, and who suddenly fell from grace after making comments (some later recanted) to the author of a book excoriating the Trump administration.
In spite of their falling out, Yiannopoulos was effusive in his praise for Bannon upon news of his departure from the media company the two both formerly called home.
"I think he was overheard to say 'the guy is dead to me,' that's not the least he said from when we worked together. So if you have any idea of how Steve Bannon is in real life, you'll know that's how he is and it blows over quickly," Yiannopoulos told Lokay.
When asked if crossing the Trump administration was the last straw from Bannon in the conservative moment, he replied, "If you think Steve Bannon will be chased off the public stage and no longer be influential in politics, you're crazy."
Like Trump, Yiannopoulos enjoys employing nicknames, including a unique one of POTUS: "Daddy."
"He is the 'Daddy.' Trump finished very strongly at the end of last year, with the tax cut plan. He managed to do something no other Republican running for president was able to do, and even the ‘Never Trump’ crowd in DC has to admit he ended the year strong," Yiannopoulos said.
So, Lokay asked, "Is Trump still Daddy?”
"Trump will always be Daddy. Like Bannon, he is an immovable object, irresistible force situation,” Yiannopoulos said. “These are two guys with similar situations butting heads. Uncle Steve and Daddy will always be bright lights in my political firmament."
Listen to Yiannopoulos' full interview in the video player above.