(National Sentinel) West Wing: The departure of President Donald J. Trump’s chief strategist, former Breitbart chief Steve Bannon, from the White House had been rumored for weeks, and it finally happened earlier today.
As reported by the New York 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 handoff.”
No one is more pleased about this than the Marxist Left, embodied in the Democratic Party and their allied “mainstream” media, but in reality, Trump deserves credit for making this move.
Yes, Trump. While it’s been reported that Bannon handed in his resignation Aug. 7, if Trump really wanted him to stay then he would still be there.
As for Trump’s reported angst at being upstaged by Bannon, only the president knows for sure if that’s valid. But what is true is that Bannon was a major distraction for the president and his administration, and his departure will help Trump regain control over his agenda, his West Wing and his presidency.
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