Steve Bannon's job has never been in more jeopardy, sources say

Cheryl Sanders
August 16, 2017

President Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon has become increasingly isolated inside the White House following the ascension of John Kelly as chief of staff, sources inside the White House and outside advisers tell Fox News. He reminded reporters that the former CEO of Breitbart News had joined his campaign relatively late a year ago.

'If it was up to me, he would be gone, ' continued Scaramucci.

Bannon sees himself as the defender of Trump's nationalist base and has advocated for both an end or renegotiation of trade deals and a more isolationist approach to foreign affairs than McMaster. "I think the press treats him very unfairly". Bannon is the former publisher of Breitbart News, which claims to be the voice of white nationalism. Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, called Yiannopoulos "brave" and said he was a "phenomenal individual" in November 2016. She called on Trump to fire Bannon.

According to the New York Times, Trump has sent Bannon "to a kind of internal exile" The two have not met face-to-face for more than a week.

Most recently, the ousted White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza in an obscenity-laced rant that Bannon was trying to "build [his] own brand off of the f-king strength of the President".

Asked if he believed Bannon was a white supremacist, Scaramucci replied: 'I don't think he's a white supremacist though I've never asked him. "Mr. Bannon came on very much later than that", he said.

And the president wanted everyone to know that Bannon wasn't a racist.

But there are other possibilities: if he left the White House on good terms, Mr Bannon could go back to Breitbart and push for policy changes in the administration from a strong position in the conservative media. The same report said Trump did speak with Bannon over the weekend as he tried to formulate his response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., where a counter-protester was killed by a auto ramming into the crowd. "He's got to move more into the mainstream, he's got to be more into where the moderates are and the independents are".

Soon after the three of them were seated and the waiter brought their soup, Ivanka spoke up: "My father has something to tell you". Among those calling for Mr. Bannon's job was Javier Palomarez, a member of Mr. Trump's diversity council who is also president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

"That's not a fight he's going to win", the Republican said of Mr. Bannon. Their opposition to Bannon's West Wing role is well-known but they're staying out of personnel decisions about him, according to a White House official.

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