For weeks, rumors have circulated that Steve Bannon was on his way out. Contentious relations between him and Trump’s son-in-law fueled that fire. But the president has stepped up with the final word on the subject.
Independent Journal Review states:
President Donald Trump is attempting to absolve rumors that his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, will soon be leaving the White House. Trump said Bannon is getting a “bad rap,” Bloomberg reports.
Trump also disavowed that Bannon is a part of the movement made up of conservative nationalists referred to as the Alt-Right. Trump says that he describes Bannon as “Alt-Left.” Trump said, “Bannon’s more of a libertarian than anything else, if you want to know the truth.”
… The rumors of Bannon’s ousting came to a head last month when he was removed from the National Security Council, and those rumors continued to swirl with talk among insiders over conflict between Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Forward.com adds this:
“Bannon is a very decent guy who feels very strongly about the country. Likewise, Jared. And they’re getting along fine,” Trump said in a talk with Bloomberg, saying that infighting between Bannon and sometime nemesis Jared Kushner had subsided.
And there is job security for others presently on staff.
In his interview with Bloomberg, Trump also predicted that other high-profile administration figures, like Press Secretary Sean Spicer, counselor Kellyanne Conway and Chief of Staff Reince Preibus, would still be in their offices several months from now.
Good to know for conservatives who felt Bannon was/is their voice in the oval office.