Trump removes Steve Bannon from White House administration

President Trump has reportedly made the decision to remove Steve Bannon from his administrative staff, although Bannon himself insists he has resigned.

The New York Times reports Trump has told his aides of his decision to cut ties with his chief strategist.

However, Bannon told ABC News that he resigned his White House position.

The Times also added that sources close to Bannon insist the split was his idea and he was originally supposed to resign last week, before the incidents in Charlottesville.

Bannon was a key adviser to the presidents general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.

The former leader of conservative Breitbart News pushed Trump to follow through with his campaign promises. But he's also sparred with some of Trump's closest advisers, including son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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