Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship

AP FACT CHECK: Steve who? Trump shortchanges a relationship

Bannon, a white nationalist sympathizer and former Breitbart publisher, is thought to be the voice of the "alt-right" in Trump's administration, while Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, are perceived as more mainstream, and even supposedly liberalizing influences on the president. Last Friday, his main political patron, financier Rebekah Mercer, daughter of major Trump donor Robert Mercer, holed up in her office at Cambridge Analytica in NY, discussing possibilities for Mr Bannon should he leave, according to two people briefed on the meeting.

"I am my own strategist", Mr Trump told a New York Post columnist in an interview on Tuesday, a pointed reference to what aides described as his growing irritation that Mr Bannon's allies are calling him the mastermind behind Mr Trump's election victory. "I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn't know Steve".

Trump continued, "I'm my own strategist and it wasn't like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary [Clinton]", according to the report.

"I'm just saying that [Bannon] is a guy who works for me", Trump told WSJ.

Never mind "definitive." I would say that Goodwin did not get any sort of "yes". He said his warring senior officials, including Bannon, must "straighten it out or I will".

His relations with Donald Trump's discreet son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who became the USA president's real right arm in recent weeks, have become notoriously bad, according to United States media reports. His ouster would be a blow to conservatives and thus, from my perspective, unfortunate.

PM Modi to hold talks with Australian PM today
Welcoming the Australian Prime Minister to India, the President said India values its growing cooperation with Australia. He expects Turnbull's visit to the country ends up as productive as Smith's batting form during the recent Test series.

Until its quick interruption, White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's rise was turning into a kind of legend.

That's an bad lot of things.

There seems little doubt that the battles between different factions in the White House, often fought via leak and counter-leak, have begun to wear on the president. I think it is healthy for the president to be advised and to take final decisions, "concluded the representative of the White House, himself in difficulty after very controversial statements held the day before comparing the president Syrian Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler".

Trump's former national security adviser, Flynn was ousted in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the nature his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the White House said.

After seeming to be the power behind the throne for much of the 2016 campaign and the first 100 days, suddenly, Bannon's fortunes have turned. At the same time, white supremacist Richard Spencer embraced the Trump candidacy and said, "I really do admire and respect what he's doing". These supporters formed the base of Trump's digital support - he was speaking to their bigoted concerns, long before the addition of Bannon.

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