Bannon's exit from government to Breitbart speaks to complicated tug-of-war

  • Bannon's exit from government to Breitbart speaks to complicated tug-of-war

Bannon's exit from government to Breitbart speaks to complicated tug-of-war

Trump told his advisers on Friday morning that he had made a decision to fire Bannon, the New York Times reported.

"I don't know if he's going to be able to get the West Wing in order or not", Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.), a Kelly ally, told The Hill before Bannon's departure was announced.

Bannon has reclaimed the title of executive chairman for Breitbart and directed the outlet's Friday editorial meeting, the website said in a statement on Friday.

Throughout his time in office, Bannon has pushed a far-right agenda, urging Trump to pull the USA out of the Paris Climate Agreement and institute a promised travel ban that many have criticized as a measure targeting Muslims.

Bannon predicted that Trump would now be moderated by the Republicans.

Bannon is going back "home" to Breitbart - the highly popular and influential platform for white nationalism and other extreme ideologies under the blanket term "alt-right".

"We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency", the Telegraph quoted Bannon as saying to the Weekly Standard, a right-wing newspaper. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best", it said.

Several senior Trump administration figures have been forced out of the White House in recent weeks and months, including his chief of staff, Reince Priebus; his former press secretary, Sean Spicer; and communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who was in the job just for 10 days.

Bannon was a key adviser to the property tycoon during last year's election campaign and has been a contentious presence in the White House.

He reportedly told the Weekly Standard that he had always meant to resign a year from his start date and return to Breitbart. "Now, it's gonna be Trump", Bannon said.

"No president, and I think probably President Trump in particular, likes to have it look as though some adviser is pulling all the strings", Dan Balz, a reporter at The Washington Post, told FRONTLINE in the documentary Bannon's War. I've got my hands back on my weapons. Find us on Facebook too! He went on to say, "So, again, to the people chanting, 'Jews will not replace us, ' yeah they kinda did it again".