Steve Bannon, Trump's chief strategist, is parting ways with the White House. Trump reportedly told "senior aides" Friday that he had decided to remove Bannon from the White House, the New York Times reported. A source "close" to Bannon, however, told ABC News the former executive chair of Breitbart News actually resigned Aug. 14. But who gives a shit how the split went down? All of these people are egregious.
In a subsequent statement to CNN, White House press secretary (and daughter of bass guitar blasphemer Mike "Baked Beans" Huckabee) Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Bannon's exit. "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day," Sanders said. "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."
Trump officially added Bannon to his revolving cast of White House accomplices back in November, to the publicly declared approval of white nationalists. Speaking with a reporter at the 2016 Republican National Convention, Bannon "proudly" described Breitbart News as the "platform for the alt-right."
Bannon's post-White House plans are not known, but that hasn't stopped brave Americans from offering informed speculation:
News of Bannon's exit comes just days after Trump said there were some "very fine people" on the neo-Nazi side of the Charlottesville protests. Friday morning, the mother of the protester police say was killed by an alleged Hitler admirer confirmed the comments had inspired her to refuse to speak with Trump.
"I'm not talking to the president now," Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, told Good Morning America. "I'm sorry. After what he said about my child, and it's not that I saw somebody else's tweets about him. I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms. Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists."