BREAKING: Top Trump Strategist Steve Bannon OUT at White House
BREAKING – Steve Bannon out at White House.
Matt Drudge is reporting that Steve Bannon is out. Drudge tweeted from his personal Twitter account, “Bannon had one hell of a run..”
Rumors have been swirling all week about Bannon’s last days as White House Chief Strategist; Friday his departure was confirmed.
The New York Times reported:
President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.
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.
Mr. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.
Sara Carter of Circa News tweeted out, “Steve Bannon just told me he resigned from the White House two weeks ago.”
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 18, 2017
Story developing. TGP will update as more information is available.