White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.
“White House 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,” the White House said in a statement.
The former leader of conservative Breitbart News helped Trump win the 2016 election, serving as campaign chairman. However, he has often feuded with members of Trump’s inner circle, including son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to the Associated Press.
Bannon has influenced some of Trump’s most unpopular decisions, including the travel ban and decision to pull out of the Paris Climate agreement.
Bannon’s ties to Breitbart and the Alt-Right movement have put him under scrutiny since violence broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend when a woman was killed during a rally for white supremacists.
Bannon originally offered his resignation to Trump back on Aug. 7 with plans that it would be announced on Aug. 14, according to the AP. The announcement was delayed because of what occurred in Charlottesville, the AP reports citing “one person close to the adviser.”
Trump didn’t exactly support Bannon when he was asked about his future during Tuesday’s now-infamous press conference at Trump Tower, reminding reporters that Bannon wasn’t part of his staff during the GOP primary race.
“I like Mr. Bannon. He’s a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late, you know that. I went thought 17 Senators, Governors and I won all the primaries. Mr. Bannon came on very much later than that… I like him, he’s a good man,” Trump said. “We’ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon.”
Former White House Communications chief Anthony Scaramucci was fired shortly after mocking Bannon to a reporter.
“I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c–k,” Scaramucci said about Trump’s chief strategist during a heated phone call with reporter Ryan Lizza.
16 'Morning Joe' Trump Insults That Got Personal, From 'Schmuck' to 'Jackass' (Photos)
President Trump recently received a ton of criticism for sending out a pair of tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts “Psycho” Joe Scarborough and “low I.Q. Crazy” Mika Brzezinski.
“She was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” he wrote of an encounter with Brzezinski he claims he had in Florida weeks before his inauguration.
While nothing can justify the president mocking a woman's appearance, the "Morning Joe" duo have been attacking Trump for months.
Check out 16 recent times the MSNBC stars said something that Trump could have taken personally.
They compared him to Kim Jong-un
“This is unprecedented, to have a president who behaves this way,” Brzezinski said on June 23. “It does feel like a developing dictatorship."
Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"
"What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."
"If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”
Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”
“If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.
Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.
“Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.
Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”