Steve Bannon is out of the White House, a year and one day after he became then candidate Donald Trump's presidential campaign manager.
The news of Bannon's exit first came from Drudge Report:
SENIOR ADVISOR MOVING ON AFTER IMPRESSIVE RUN, THE DRUDGE REPORT HAS LEARNED…
POPULIST HERO MAY RETURN TO BREITBART…
Whether Bannon was fired by Trump or resigned (as his pals testify) is a matter that will debated in thinkpieces for some time to come. Odds are he'll head back to Breitbart.
Bannon was an outspoken racist. Other white nationalists remain in the Trump administration, including Gorka, Miller, and most notably, the President himself. More letting-go of aides is rumored to be in the works.
From Maggie Haberman at the New York Times:
The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.
As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon's future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
Mr. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president's family.
But the loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump's campaign promises into policy reality, raises the potential for the president to face criticism from the conservative news media base that supported him over the past year.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 18, 2017
Source close to Bannon confirms Bannon expected to return to Breitbart after a WH exit
— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) August 18, 2017
coming up in Playbook PM — another senior W.H. aide on his way out — in addition to bannon….
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) August 18, 2017
Breaking News: President Trump told aides he's decided to push out Stephen Bannon as chief strategist https://t.co/5SXAAa3qWI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 18, 2017
Going does not mean gone – they're still figuring out when this takes effect. Person close to Bannon says he … https://t.co/4bYxXrJKs5
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 18, 2017
Bannon is out, but Stephen Miller stays. That young man is *very* good at surviving these shake ups.
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) August 18, 2017
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) August 18, 2017
This has as much to do with Trump's willingness to dump Bannon as anything that happened this week. https://t.co/xaeagWlVkO
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) August 18, 2017
Bannon is the fourth top aide to Trump to be pushed out in less than a month. Complete chaos.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 18, 2017
Watching the news from Russia pic.twitter.com/i4FJgKbidA
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) August 18, 2017
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) August 18, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) August 18, 2017
Bannon is saying he resigned Aug. 7. But he vociferously told people since then he was staying and rumors of him leaving were "bullshit."
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 18, 2017
What this all means, of course, is yet more focus on White House dramatics, personnel drama, as opposed to WH/US policy agenda.
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) August 18, 2017
ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY AGO: Trump appoints Bannon campaign chairman.https://t.co/UXdorH02Wx
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) August 18, 2017
Traders on the NYSE floor cheering after NYT reports Bannon's departure from Trump's cabinet
— Kirsten Chang (@kirstenchang16) August 18, 2017
Seb Gorka, Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks have outlasted Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon is out, but Stephen Miller and Sebastian/Katharine Gorka still in. White Nationalists linger in the White House.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) August 18, 2017
Bob Kuttner gets results https://t.co/aG8mURJfMS
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 18, 2017
Some of Bannon's close allies were telling me I was wrong as recently as this morning when we broke news he was out. https://t.co/dkSu6s5sQZ
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) August 18, 2017
Firings/Resignations under DT:
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 18, 2017
— CNN (@CNN) August 18, 2017
Everyone in this photo has now been fired pic.twitter.com/HTTpe49la6
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) August 18, 2017