White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Out
White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon has been fired by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to news coming our of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Bannon, a former publisher of the alt-right rag Breibart News was told his services was no longer needed following months of chaos in the White House.
A hard-line immigration advocate, Bannon’s departure was cheered by Wall Street and other Americans who thought his presence in the White House was an insult.
Experts see his departure as a sign that newly appointed Chief of Staff, General John Kelly may have broad authority to manage White House affairs.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement shortly after news of Bannon’s departure broke.
“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,” she said.
Since becoming president about seven months ago, Trump has lost a number of his senior staff including former chief of staff Reince Priebus and Michael Flynn, the former National Security Adviser.
Former Press Secretary Sean Spicer also departed as did Director Of Communications Anthony Scaramucci who lasted only ten days on the job.
Details of Bannon’s departure remains unclear.
The New York Times reported that it was President Trump who decided to remove Bannon, but a source close to Bannon said the presidential adviser had submitted his resignation on Aug. 7.
CNN’s Jim Acosta and Axios’ Jonathan Swan both said on Twitter that Bannon had been fired while MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle tweeted that Bannon is “out.”
Bannon was supposed to be fired two weeks ago I'm told. But was given the option to resign. Make no mistake Bannon was forced out.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 18, 2017
He was fired. They came to a face-saving agreement. https://t.co/HhII1486n6
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 18, 2017
Bannon is expected to resume his position at Breibert News.
Sources told The Liberal Advocate News that Trump had been unhappy with his former strategist for “taking credit” for his 2016 victory. Trump also suspected Bannon to be the source of White House leaks.
Just this week, Bannon gave a bizzare interview to The American Prospect, a left leaning progressive magazine in which he called white supremacists a “collection of clowns” and contradicted President Trump’s military threats to North Korea.
Earlier this month, leaders of Black, Asian, Hispanic and other progressive caucuses sent a letter to the White House demanding that Trump fire Bannon and other aides including Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. They said their presence so close to the president emboldens the KKK, neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.
“Americans deserve to know that white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis are not in a position to influence U.S. policy,” the letter said.
“That is why we continue to find Steve Bannon’s presence in your administration incredibly alarming and dangerous to our nation and the world, and once again, we urge you to immediately remove Steve Bannon from the White House altogether,” they continued.
“As you know, Mr. Bannon is the co-founder of the white nationalist, ‘alt-right’ website, Breitbart News. Under his direction and approval, this site published blatantly bigoted rhetoric about women, Muslims, and other minorities. It is no wonder that white nationalist groups, such as the KKK, have praised Mr. Bannon’s extreme political statements,” the letter added.
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