Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 18 : Stephen Bannon, chief strategist who helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election is out of the White House, said two administration officials Friday who are familiar with the decision.
Reports from multiple outlets on Friday stated that Trump had decided to remove Bannon but the White House was trying to work out the details.

The White House released a statement on Friday saying that Bannon and White House chief of staff John Kelly had "mutually agreed" that this would be Bannon's last day in his capacity.

The removal of the former Breitbart editor as Trump's chief strategist marks a remarkable rise and fall for a rightwing ideologue regarded by some as the power behind the throne.

His absence makes more room for figures such as Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and the national economic council chair, Gary Cohn.

Bannon's departure makes him the sixth top-shelf aide to depart from the Trump administration since the president' January 20 inauguration, including former national security adviser Gen. Mike Flynn, chief of staff Reince Priebus, press secretary Sean Spicer and two communications directors - Mike Dubke and Anthony Scaramucci.

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