GOP Lawmaker: 'Steve Bannon's White House Days Are Numbered'

Removal of Bannon hints at internal strife, tension

Rumblings of infighting among some top advisers inside the Trump administration appear to be simmering down after earlier talk of a possible White House shakeup.

Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel, who also covered the 2016 election as a Special Events & Politics producer and former special campaign correspondent for Fox News Latino.

Trump purportedly told the pair to "work this out" amid repeated policy disagreements between them - a recurring media narrative.

President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq on Monday with the top US general to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against ISIS from USA commanders on the ground and Iraqi leaders.

The pair's huddle followed reports last week that Trump is considering whether he should fire both Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus amid roiling tensions inside the White House.

But the benign explanation for Bannon's removal belies the growing strife between Bannon, Kushner and Gary Cohn, the National Economic Council director.

According to the reports, Kushner believes Bannon went too far in pushing for the Muslim travelers' bans and in playing hardball with Congress in an attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Despite Trump's big news week, the White House is anxious that the stories of infighting and "palace intrigue" are supplanting stories about the president's successes.

The crisis in Syria sharpened Trump's desire to reduce the infighting and he is expected to make some staffing decisions soon, the Journal said, citing a senior administration official.

Bannon is arguably one of the most unpopular members of the Trump administration in large part for his role in founding Breitbart News, the ultra conservative and controversial news platform.

The former Trump advisers said Mr Kushner, husband of Mr Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump, is trying to tug the President into a more mainstream position, while Mr Bannon is trying to keep aflame the nationalist fervour.

On Thursday we learned the fight between Bannon, Trump's Chief White House Strategist, and Jared Kushner, his senior advisor and son-in-law, has escalated to "nonstop".

"The only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the president's aggressive agenda forward", she said.

Politico reported Wednesday night that Bannon considered leaving his White House job after being removed from the council.

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