Steve Bannon's Days As Chief Strategist Are Over

Steve Bannon's Days As Chief Strategist Are Over
The White House says Trump and Bannon "mutually agreed" on Bannon's last day as chief strategist.

Another controversial figure in President Donald Trump's inner circle — chief strategist Steve Bannon — is out of a job.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement: "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day."

Prior to working for the Trump administration, Bannon ran the right-wing news outlet Breitbart.

He worked on Trump's presidential campaign and accepted a government job soon after Trump won the 2016 election.

In an unusual move, Trump gave Bannon a seat on his National Security Council, but that didn't last long. Trump removed him from the NSC a few months later.

And while Bannon started off as one of Trump's key players, he later maintained a lower profile. He didn't travel with Trump on some big trips, like the G-20 summit, and he stopped attending some major policy meetings.

Earlier this week, Bannon vented about Charlottesville, identity politics and North Korea to The American Prospect — a liberal magazine that's been critical of Trump. Bannon later said he didn't realize he was being interviewed.

It's unclear if Bannon will be replaced as chief strategist.