Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon fired
Chief strategist for President Donald Trump Steve Bannon has been fired, White House officials confirmed.
Officials confirmed that Bannon’s ouster had been in the office for two weeks and an official said that although Bannon was given the opportunity to resign, but he was ultimately fired.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House press secretary claimed the decision for Bannon’s departure was mutual.
Sanders said in a statement “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best”.
Mr. Trump has privately stewed over Bannon recently, especially Thursday night from his golf course in New Jersey. Chief strategist Mr Bannon quoted him in an interview with the American Prospect contradicting President on North Korea, which made Donald Trump furious asserting that Bannon was able to make personnel changes at the State Department.
Just seven months after Trump took office Bannon’s exit comes in. Just Three weeks after retired Gen. Kelly joined in as chief of staff, hired to instill order in a chaotic White House, staff infighting and a storm of controversies.
This move meant one of the White House’s most controversial staffers, Bannon who was generally perceived as the motivation and force behind Trump’s “nationalist” ideology. He would no longer be the epicenter of the Trump universe.
Bannon joined Trump’s campaign last year, moving from the sidelines as one of Trump’s top cheerleaders to a position atop his campaign apparatus.