Trump Won't Commit to Backing Bannon vs. Kushner

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That would seem to bode poorly for his actual strategist, Steve Bannon.

A protester holds a sign calling for the removal of Chief White House strategist Steve Bannon outside the White House, Jan. 30, 2017.

Former George W. Bush advisor Elliott Abrams is offering some unsolicited advice for President Trump: Dump Steve Bannon as chief political strategist.

The Russian story, given congressional inquiries and the ongoing FBI investigation, has the potential to be a ticking bomb within the Trump White House.

"Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will", the president told the New York Post.

It's clear that Bannon's fate - almost a week later - still hangs in the balance.

Sources close to Bannon, however, told NBC News on Saturday that he "ain't going anywhere".

Meanwhile, Bannon's former media outfit, the extreme right-wing Breitbart, has launched scathing criticism of Kushner, questioning his failure to separate himself from business interests and describing his "thin resume in diplomacy".

He has also borne the brunt of the blame for the White House's failed attempts at implementing a travel ban, as well as the disastrous rollout of the American Health Care Act, the bill Republicans championed as the replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

"[Trump's] still insisting we're going to build this wall and he's not backing down from it", he said.

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However, the probe into Russia's interference in the election is ongoing and the subject of two congressional investigations . She said "The allegation is that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes".

"They do not understand what happened to Steve Bannon, why he chose to start attacking the president's family, and the word I heard from all three was he just snapped, and that's causing concern from the president down, that somebody would be so unbalanced, that somebody would be this undisciplined, that they would just snap and start attacking the president's family family", Scarborough said in the previous hour.

"As Breitbart grew, Mr. Trump was constantly in touch with Steve about news articles and doing interviews with his reporters", Bossie said. To suggest that he didn't know Bannon dramatically misrepresents the connection between the two men.

Trump himself appeared to add fuel to the fire Tuesday with offhand comments to Michael Goodwin of The New York Post.

While Trump once thrived amid the chaotic backbiting beneath him, he has grown exhausted with infighting among his staff.

"We're carrying out his agenda and I think that's shared throughout the White House".

TRUMP: I see what's happening in this country where our so-called allies are just ripping us off left and right.

"He doesn't need Steve Bannon", Scarborough said.

"You have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late".

CNN learned from White House officials last week that Trump told Bannon and Kushner on Thursday to "work this out".

"Cuckservative", a portmanteau of "cuckold" and "conservative", has become a popular slur used by members of the so-called alt-right movement and is used as a sexually and racially charged version of "RINO", an acronym for "Republican In Name Only". One major mistake Lewandowski believes Bannon and others make is losing sight that there is only one star in the Trump administration and that is President Trump.

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