Steve Bannon was earlier removed from his role as the White House chief strategist. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending his seven months as Trump’s chief strategist.
Following his exit from the West Wing on Friday, ex-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon declared that the Donald Trump presidency that his brand of populist, right-wing conservatives helped make a reality is “over.”
In an interview with Weekly Standard, he said
‘the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. There’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.
According to the Weekly Standard. Bannon, who left right-wing news site Breitbart to join Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, remained on at the White House as one of the President’s most controversial advisers and the man generally perceived as the driving force behind Trump’s “nationalist” ideology.
Bannon said he voluntarily chose to leave the White House. “On August 7, I talked to (Chief of Staff John) Kelly and to the President, and I told them that my resignation would be effective the following Monday, on the 14. I’d always planned on spending one year. Gen. Kelly has brought in a great new system, but I said it would be best. I want to get back to Breitbart.”
Bannon is one of many high-profile departures from the White House in recent months, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, communications directors and press secretary Sean Spicer.