Given his odd, almost self-destructive behavior over the last week, including calling a leftwing journo to dish dirt on his colleagues in the White House, say there was no strategy on North Korea, and in general, talk like a man who didn’t really like his job, anymore, today’s news comes as no real shock.
Steve Bannon is out, as White House chief strategist.
It's official. 🚨 Steve Bannon is out, a year and a day after he became chairman of the Trump campaign. pic.twitter.com/bz2Tg2bSXq
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) August 18, 2017
Bannon has been a controversial figure in the administration, since leaving Breitbart, in order to take a position with the Trump campaign.
It was Bannon who took Breitbart towards the alt-right as it is, today, after Andrew Breitbart’s death.
While the news is still developing, there is some word that Bannon will return as head of Breitbart and continue to push the president’s agenda from that platform.