The real reason the Mercers have cut ties with Steve Bannon - 2018-01-09
On Thursday, Rebekah Mercer, the reclusive daughter of right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer, issued her first-ever public statement, in which she attempted to distance herself from former White House strategist, current Breitbart chair and future pariah Steve Bannon. "I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected," the statement read. "My family and I have not communicated with Steve Bannon in many months and have provided no financial support to his political agenda, nor do we support his recent actions and statements."
As Buzzfeed reporters Tarini Parti and Joseph Bernstein noted, the statement "left a lot to the imagination about when and where her family stopped being a benefactor to Bannon's efforts."
Now we have something approaching an answer.