Steve Bannon Not Quitting White House, ‘I Love a Gunfight’
US President Donald Trump’s chief strategist denounced the multiple reports that he was close to quitting, calling them “100 percent nonsense.”
“I love a gunfight,” Mr. Bannon told associates.
What isn’t nonsense is the ever-growing chasm within the White House between The Bannon Faction and the rising star Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law.
Mr. Bannon sees Mr. Kushner as a roadblock to his populist platform, which propelled Donald Trump into the White House; Mr. Kushner sees Mr. Bannon as an ideologue.
The report comes a day after President Trump removed Mr. Bannon from the National Security Council, a move that was either a demotion or a natural evolution.
We will see.
Notably, Steve Bannon attended a National Security Council meeting shortly after news reports surfaced that he had been removed from the council by President Donald Trump.
“He is off the memo as a member of the principals committee, but the President or National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster can invite him to attend at any time,” a White House official told the press.
“He is one of the President’s closest and most trusted advisers.”