Fri, Aug 18, 2017: Steve Bannon, WH chief strategist, fired

Steve Bannon is leaving his post as senior adviser on Friday, according to the White House, ending a turbulent tenure for the anti-immigration advocate and economic nationalist who clashed other advisers since the beginning of President Trump’s term.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

The news of Bannon’s removal comes after days of intense pressure to remove him from his White House after clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, and just two days after the volatile senior adviser gave an extraordinary interview in which he attacked colleagues and undercut administration positions on China and North Korea.

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