After a mere six-month run as senior advisor to President Trump, Steve Bannon agreed Friday would be his last day at the White House.
Bannon has increasingly become the left-media’s favorite pariah after dogged accusations of white supremacist inclinations that threatened his status even before the presidential election.
Bannon, the former CEO of Breitbart, was the focal point for much of Trump’s agenda and strategy, specifically the hardline approach to immigration.
His ouster this week serves as another head on a spike for the media and Democrats as they continue the strategy to pick apart the Trump administration one by one.
The question now is who will be the next target?
The media likely will be all the more emboldened to press ahead with the Russia investigation in hopes of pulling the legs from under the stool entirely.
Here’s more from the NY Post…
Top presidential adviser and white nationalist bomb-thrower Steve Bannon is out of a job, the White House said Friday.
“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,” press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
Kelly had earlier wrapped up a review of the West Wing staff and the former Breitbart editor, the voice of the alt-right who had the president’s ear, was the first casualty.
“Bannon had one hell of a run,” tweeted Matt Drudge, who first reported the story.
Bannon had been on the outs with Trump before for grandstanding and stealing the spotlight, but the president suspected he was one of the main leakers in the administration, trashing his colleagues in news reports.
The notoriously thin-skinned president resented the publicity Bannon had been getting as the supposed mastermind of Trump’s campaign and upset victory.
One White House source told Axios, “His departure may seem turbulent in the media, but inside it will be very smooth. He has no projects or responsibilities to hand off.”
Bannon in recent days gave interviews to publications including the New York Times, in which he defended Trump’s controversial comments in the wake of the racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.
A senior White House official told Axios that it seemed like Bannon was setting himself up to be a martyr — the white nationalist hero canned by the “globalists.”
A source close to Bannon added: “This week is a good window into what Bannon outside the [White House] would look like: A strong defense of POTUS and ‘fire and fury’ for enemies of the Trump agenda. Get ready for Bannon the barbarian.”