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Trump fires Main Man, Chief Strategist,  Steve Bannon

Trump fires Main Man, Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon

Donald Trump’s controversial far-right chief strategist Steve Bannon left the White House Friday as the administration reels from the fallout over Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally.

Sources told CNN what was the tipping point for President Trump was an interview Mr Bannon had with a news outfit which the President found unpalatable

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Trump’s press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

Trump has come under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike for insisting anti-racism protesters were equally to blame for violence at a weekend rally staged by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Critics of the 63-year-old Bannon, the former head of ultra conservative outlet Breitbart News, label him a white supremacist, and his presence at the White House has been controversial from the start.

Bannon was described as being the nucleus of one of several competing power centers in what has been a chaotic West Wing.

The New York Times reported earlier that the US leader had informed top aides of his decision to part ways with his embattled strategist, but was still debating when and how to dismiss him

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