Trump Decides To Remove Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
Donald Trump has decided to remove Steve Bannon from his role as White House chief strategist.
As the New York Times reports:
The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.
As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
The report also writes that Bannon’s dismissal came after an interview he conducted with a writer from The American Prospect, where he talked about North Korea and dismissed the far right, calling them “a collection of clowns” and a “fringe element” of “losers.”
Several months back Trump had downgraded Bannon’s role in the White House, where the latter was replaced by H.R. McMaster. Prior to working for Trump, Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News.