Senior Adviser Steve Bannon resigns from the US administration
Steve Bannon left his post as senior White House adviser on Friday, ending a turbulent tenure for the advocate of hard-line immigration and trade policies who clashed with other advisers since the beginning of President Trump’s term.
“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,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
The departure comes after days of intense public pressure to remove him from his White House after clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville last weekend — and just two days after the volatile senior adviser gave an extraordinary interview in which he attacked colleagues and undercut Trump’s positions on China and North Korea.
Yet Bannon told the website Circa that he resigned two weeks ago.
Breitbart News reported late Friday that the “populist hero” Bannon had returned as its executive chairman and conducted an evening editorial meeting.
Since his prominent role in Trump’s campaign, Bannon’s alignment with the so-called alt-right movement that includes many white supremacists has made him a lightning rod for critics.
(Source: US Today)
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