President Trump removes Steve Bannon from WH staff

1 year 5 months 4 days ago Friday, August 18 2017 Aug 18, 2017 Friday, August 18, 2017 1:08:00 PM CDT August 18, 2017 in News
By: Ethan Stein, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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WASHINGTON- President Donald Trump has fired controversial White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon, multiple sources reported Friday.

Bannon was responsible for making some of Trumps populist policies a reality while clashing with White House staff and members of the president' family.

Bannon's appointment as Chief Strategist was controversial since his news organization, Breitbart News, often attacks the Republican establishment and the Democratic Party.

An anonymous source told CNN that Bannon was given the option to resign, but was ultimately forced out.

The New York Times reports Bannon gave his resignation letter to the President on August 7, 2017, which was supposed to go into effect August 14, 2017.  However that was delayed due to the events in Charlottesville, Va. 

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told CNN that White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed that his last day would be today.

The removal of Bannon is another high profile White House staff change this summer.  

Bannon became the chief executive for Donald Trump's campaign in August of 2016.

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