While Donald Trump‘s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon remains at the White House, there’s ample evidence that he’s been cast out of the president’s inner circle.
Vanity Fair did a deep dive on Bannon’s rift with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and found that Trump was fed up that his top aide was casting Kushner and his daughter Ivanka Trump as liberals, taking credit for the president’s popularity and saying he had conservatives in Congress under control during the health care reform push – when Bannon really did not.
More superficially, Frank Bruni in a New York Times column titled ‘Steve Bannon was doomed,’ noted that not only did the slobbish Bannon pick a fight with Trump’s kin, but he did so with the sharply-dressed and svelte Kushner.
‘Consider Trump’s obsession with appearances, then tell me who has the advantage: the guy who looks like a flea market made flesh or the one who seems poised to pose for GQ?’ Bruni mused.
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White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (left) has fallen out of favor with Donald Trump (right), as the president chooses to elevate his family members to his inner circle instead
President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner (left) and daughter Ivanka Trump (right) were first suspicious of Steve Bannon when he elevated himself to the National Security Council. Now they’re pushing for ex-executives like Gary Cohn (center) to have more of the president’s ear
The columnist’s point was reinforced by Saturday Night Live’s fictionalized version of Bannon’s firing, which was last night’s…
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