It seems that Donald Trump has fired Adviser Steve Bannon. The White House has one less white nationalist in-house. But there remains a major problem The most powerful one stays in the White House.
The Huffington Post is reporting the following.
President Donald Trump has decided to remove Steve Bannon, a senior adviser to the president who was largely credited with shaping the strategy that got Trump to the White House, from his role, according to The New York Times.
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle also tweeted Bannon is “out,” though details of his departure remained unclear. The Times reports Trump and senior White House officials were debating when and how to let Bannon go.
Bannon’s departure comes amid a recent wave of White House staffing shakeups and turmoil. According to Axios, Trump believed that Bannon was behind recent leaks to the press. The president has made stopping leaks a top priority.
Backlash over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, may have also lead to Trump’s decision on Bannon. Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Sunday blamed Trump’s failure to directly call out far-right groups on Bannon, who is the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, a website espousing white nationalist views.
It is not clear what effect this will have on the White House. Keep your eyes out for the response from Breitbart.com.