White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s resignation was accepted by the President Donald Trump in the latest shakeup after a tumultuous week for the Trump administration.
In a statement released Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “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,” according to the statement.
Bannon’s removal had been in the works for some time and that he actually submitted his resignation letter two weeks ago.
Trump has been irked by the chief strategist’s interview with the American Prospect contradicting the president on North Korea and the assertion by Bannon that he can make personnel changes at the State Department.
Bannon is expected to return to Breitbart, the right-wing news site he headed until he joined Trump’s campaign last year.
The Daily Caller reports:
The political strategist reportedly submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, according to The New York Times. While it was scheduled for Monday, Bannon’s resignation was delayed in the aftermath of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Trump and administration officials have been deliberating for some time as to when and how to release Bannon.