Washington DC 18 August 2017 (Misc Media)
“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,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House Spokeswoman announced today.
Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist is the 5th top aide of President Trump left White House since the President took over his charge in January this year. Michael Flynn, National Security Adviser, Sean Spicer, Press Secretary, Reince Priebus, Chief of Staff, Anthony Scaramucci, Director Communications were among earlier leaving Trump White House administration.
Bannon charged by critics as White Supermacist, dismissal apparently is fall out of violent White Supermacist rally in Charlottesville on August 12. However, Bannon had been on shaky ground for weeks, and his standing appeared in jeopardy when Trump’s new chief of staff, Kelly, embarked on a personnel review of West Wing staff.
Bannon offered his resignation to Trump on August 7, according to one person close to the adviser, AP reported, he repeatedly clashed with other top White House advisers and often ran afoul of the president himself.
Breitbart News, which had previously employed Bannon as Executive Chairman, declared Friday evening that he had returned to the publication.
In another development, following President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly white supremacist violence last weekend in Charlottesville, actor Kal Penn, photographer Chuck Close, author Jhumpa Lahiri and Jill Cooper Udall, wife of Senator Tom Udall, members of White House Advisory Committee on Arts & Culture resigned from their positions.