Drudge Report Begins Domino Effect On Steve Bannon Resignation Rumors
“Should I stay or should I go?”
Those are the famous lyrics from the Clash, but in this case, the White House’s embattled chief strategist won’t have a say in the matter.
It looks like Steve Bannon is out of a job with the Trump administration, reports the BusinessInsider. The publication got their news from the famous Drudge Report earlier today. Matt Drudge, the website’s founder, broke the buzz by saying that Bannon was moving on and “had one hell of a run.”
Numerous media sources followed like falling dominoes, saying that Bannon was removed today by President Trumpalthough the WH chief strategist has confided in some that it was his idea to resign.
Trump’s senior staff will soon see more changes, according to various reports, but it appears that Bannon’s reckless remarks following the Charlottesville, Virginia racial riots last Saturday played a key role in the decision to remove him.
Bannon had allegedly made some comments to several high-profile publications like The Washington Post and The New York Times, defending Donald Trump’s controversial statements following the racial violence. Trump had earlier revealed to the media that not all of the ralliers with the white nationalists were bad. The president called them “very fine people.”
Those comments have since further tainted the White House and its reaction and stand on the recent racial violence at Charlottesville.
There are other reports going around that Bannon had really intended to resign on his own on August 7th but that the protests had interrupted his stepping down.
Publications like the New York Post are having a field day with the news of Bannon’s exit from the White House. Their front page pokes fun at the drama with a photo of the Trump administration’s key players and the headline of “Survivor White House: Outspin, Outlast.”
The “contestants” appearing in the sarcastic photo include Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Anthony Scaramucci, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Jeff Sessions wearing familiar TV survivor gear. Large red “X’s” have been placed over the faces of Bannon, Scaramucci and Priebus.
The New York Post asks the reader which people will survive the administration that has become “the biggest reality show on television.”