WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's chief strategist and senior counsel Steve Bannon is on the way out.
The White House Press Secretary issued a statement saying, "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."
Details are still emerging, but in the wake of the Charlottesville riots, some critics blamed Bannon for escalating racial tensions through his connections with the Alt-Right.
But it appears Bannon actually submitted his resignation two weeks ago, before the escalating racial tensions caused by those violent protests.
Chief of Staff John Kelly might be behind this move to remove Bannon. Under his new role, Kelly wanted top advisors to be on the same page and not be critical of members of the Trump administration.
Bannon was known to spar with some of President Trump's closest advisers. It's possible Bannon's comments about North Korea which contradicted the president might have been the final straw.
"There's no military solution, forget it," Bannon told The American Prospect. "Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don't die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don't know what you're talking about, there's no military solution here, they got us."
Bannon made these comments after Trump answered the communist regime's aggression with threats of "fire and fury."
Bannon was a key adviser to Trump during his run for president and pushed for him to follow up with his campaign promises. Bannon is the former leader of Breitbart News.