Today comes another lose-lose for 45 himself…
According to MSNBC:
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is “going to war” with officials within the Trump administration, Axios reported Friday.
“He’s going back to Breitbart News … he plans to go ‘thermonuclear’ is the word they’re using against the more moderate elements of the White House, the ones that have come to be known as the globalists, the president’s economic advisor Gary Cohn,” Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen said a short time later in an interview with “Power Lunch.”
Axios first broke the story that Bannon’s departure was imminent. On Friday, the White House released a statement saying, “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day.”
The controversial Bannon helped power Trump into office. However, his populist ideas were at odds with others within the administration. On Wednesday, Reuters reported that discord between Bannon and national security advisor H.R. McMaster was destabilizing Trump’s team.
However, there was probably one “mortal sin” that Bannon committed, Allen said.
“He crowded Donald Trump’s spotlight. We know that’s something that President Trump does not like.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.