We’re still well within the first 100 days, and President Donald Trump is reportedly planning on firing Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, in an effort to breathe new life into a White House ruled by blistering arguments and scandal.
“The tension, the exhaustion, the raw nerves have gotten much harder to disguise,” Axios quoted an unnamed source as saying.
Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon suffered a huge blow this past week when he was (finally!) removed from the National Security Council, after which he threatened to quit.
Bannon has apparently responded by going to war with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law he believes should be in charge of everything.
Bannon was instrumental to Trump’s campaign and eventual electoral victory, but so was Kushner, and it looks like the latter has the president’s ear.
Rumors about Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff, have swirled before, as he just doesn’t seem to fit in with the rest of Trump’s circus act of a White House team. Now there are even potential replacements being floated: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), businessman Wayne Berman, political consultant David Urban, and Trump’s economic adviser, Gary Cohn, according to Axios.