Steve Bannon, former executive chairman of Breitbart News and current chief strategist at the White House, threatened to quit over a clash with President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Politico reports. Bannon believes that Kushner, who has taken on an increasingly important position within the administration over the last few weeks, is trying to undermine his populist approach, according to the report.
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough reported that Bannon told his colleagues: “If my talents aren’t needed here, I can take them somewhere else.” Mega-donor Rebekah Mercer allegedly had to convince Bannon to stay in his position. “Rebekah Mercer prevailed upon him to stay,” said one unnamed source. Another said, “Bekah tried to convince him that this is a long-term play.” Bannon denied the report as “total nonsense” when asked by Politico.
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