Steve Bannon is out of a job. President Donald Trump told senior aids on Friday he is letting his chief strategist go, the New York Times reports.
Bannon has been on the outs with the Trump administration for some time, chiefly because of his ideological clashes with the president's other advisors. Bannon's critics hoped his days were numbered when General John Kelly took over as chief of staff and began reviewing all White House positions, promising an "end to the drama." Kelly reportedly had no patience for Bannon's feuds with other White House staffers like National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and advisor. Bannon's rogue interview with The American Prospect reportedly did him no favors either.
"His departure may seem turbulent in the media, but inside it will be very smooth," one administration official told Axios. "He has no projects or responsibilities to hand off."