Steve Bannon is out at the White House.
As the news breaks, sources are varied as to precisely what happened.
According to Circa’s Sara A. Carter, Bannon told her he resigned from his position as White House chief strategist two weeks ago.
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 18, 2017
But the New York Times reported that President Donald Trump informed his aides that he was firing Bannon.
President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.
The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.
As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
Either way, senior White House officials have confirmed that Bannon is out.
“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” a statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
— Jason Calabretta (@JasonCalabretta) August 18, 2017
The firing, or resignation, came days after Bannon went on a tirade with a reporter where he contradicted the president’s position on North Korea.
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci correctly predicted the demise of Bannon on Sunday.
And the social media response was swift.
Firing of Steve Bannon proves that what we are doing is working. Thank u to everyone for everything. Patriots, all of you. 🇺🇸 #TheResistance
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon is out, but Stephen Miller and Sebastian/Katharine Gorka still in. White Nationalists linger in the White House.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 18, 2017
Bye bye Steve Bannon!!!!!!! Oh my god this tweet has been sitting in my drafts for WAY TOO LONG!!!!!!!
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon is gone… pic.twitter.com/OFBKLN5EEO
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 18, 2017
Draining the swamp! Buckle up!
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) August 18, 2017
Bannon is out. EXCELLENT choice by POTUS. I applaud the President.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) August 18, 2017
Hearing from a source that Bannon is going ugly. Stay tuned…
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 18, 2017
I hope Bannon returns to Breitbart immediately.
He can have a far bigger influence than what he was restricted to in the White House.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) August 18, 2017
— Corryn💙 (@Corrynmb) August 18, 2017
Looks like Bannon may be out of the WH. Great guy, had become a distraction. He can better serve Trump on the outside.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) August 18, 2017
Bannon will not be denied access to President Trump, in fact his access will become more covert and off book a la Dick Morris https://t.co/mHwWPsnNrv
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 18, 2017
And, could this be the real reason Bannon is out?
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) August 18, 2017
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