Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist
Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart news, is now also the former chief strategist of the Trump administration.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
Sources close to the situation told CNN that the plan to remove Bannon had been in the works for at least two weeks. At one point, he was given the option to resign but was instead forced out.
Bannon is now the tenth member of the Trump administration to be terminated, bringing even more truth to Trump’s famous catchphrase.
The relationship between President* Trump and Bannon had recently soured after the latter was quoted contradicting the former’s stance on dealings with North Korea. While Trump had been threatening to take military action against Kim Jong-un if needed, Bannon suggested to a writer for The American Prospect that was mostly talk.
“Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us,” he said.
During his tenure, many viewed Bannon as the embodiment of the racist and bigoted ideologies of the entire administration. Some critics have celebrated his removal but others are hesitant to embrace the moment as Bannon is only one of many pieces in a broken system.
Now it’s time to see who will replace him and if they’re any worse than the problem we already had.