Steve Bannon No Longer Trump’s Chief Strategist
The White House just confirmed that Steve Bannon, one of Trump’s top advisors was forced out of the White House. Possibly a request made by chief-of-staff John Kelly.
Bannon’s departure brings to a close his rocky tenure in the West Wing in which he clashed with many of Trump’s other top aides, including the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Bannon is the former editor-in-chief at Breitbart News. Trump did not endorse Bannon when asked about his future earlier this week . Trump also slammed Bannon in an interview with The Wall Street Journal as “a guy who works for me.”
The Drudge Report first reported Bannon’s exit, saying he could return to Breitbart. The New York Times then reported Trump has decided to boot Bannon.
Mr. Bannon’s dismissal followed an Aug. 16 interview he initiated with a writer with whom he had never spoken, with the progressive publication The American Prospect. In it, Mr. Bannon mockingly played down the American military threat to North Korea as nonsensical.
Trump’s White House had been infamously volatile with a series of high profile departures. Bannon had regularly been involved in infighting with other top aides and rumors of his potential dismissal swirled at multiple points.
Bannon found a base for his philosophy of economic nationalism and staunch opposition to immigration and political correctness. His ideology led many to see him as a key architect of Trump’s victory, but it also drew criticism from liberals who saw him as a dangerous zealot.
Chief-of-Staff John Kelly appears to be continuing to clean out the White House of any possible people that may be holding back President Trump and his agenda. We’ll continue to watch what happens next in the Trump White House. Rumors have circulated that Jared Kushner butted heads with key staff, maybe he will be next.