"I am my own strategist".
(Kilmeade) It seems as though Steve Bannon might be getting a brush back pitch or be shown the door.
- In a pair of interviews, President Donald Trump gave a skewed account of auto jobs and health care under his watch and flatly contradicted himself on how long he's known his right-hand strategist, Steve Bannon.
The unusual public, lukewarm support from the boss has Bannon's friends and advisers anxious he will soon be out of a job.
Meanwhile, Kushner's familial advantage - he is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka - has been boosted by high-profile portfolios from reaching Middle East peace to reforming the federal government.
Rather than quash the rumors of tension in the White House, Trump told Goodwin that it needed to be addressed. And I can tell you if I ever ran for office, which is unlikely because I don't think I want to be, but if I ever was that would never happen.
Then, just in case anyone missed the point (they didn't), Trump added: "Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will".
South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest
She is accused of colluding with Choi to receive tens of millions of USA dollars in bribes from Samsung's Vice Chairman Lee. She is the third former president of South Korea to be arrested over criminal charges, Yonhap reports.
After the inauguration, Trump sparked more controversy by keeping Bannon on board as his chief political strategist. Press Secretary Sean Spicer has also come under fire for comments he made about the Holocaust on Tuesday. Notably, his negotiation with House conservatives over the passage of TrumpCare and the drafting of Trump's twin immigration orders, now on hold by federal courts.
As for Bannon, before joining the campaign last summer as its chief executive officer, he was informally advising Trump.
There is, however, a complication the president may not fully appreciate: Bannon effectively serves as the official representative of Trump's ethno-nationalist followers.
The White House, however, said that the media reports of conflict between senior aides are "overblown".
Bannon has always been a controversial figure, having touted Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right", which is closely aligned with white nationalism.
He's feuded with Trump's son-in-law-turned-senior-adviser, Jared Kushner, and with economic chief Gary Cohn.
That version of events is corroborated by The New Yorker. Kushner "has said privately that he fears that Mr. Bannon plays to the president's worst impulses", the New York Times's Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman, and Glenn Thrush recently reported.
In Trump's seminal foreign policy speech back in April. 2016, he said, "We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama's line in the sand in Syria..." The tweets, sent by leading anti-Semites like David Duke and Richard Spencer, claim that Kushner is manipulating Trump and leading the United States into war for Israel's benefit.