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Trump aid Steve Bannon has been removed from the National Security Council — a posting that had stirred controversy for placing one of Trump’s top political hands in a key national security position.
In recent weeks, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has asked searching questions – sometimes for hours – of inside and outside advisers about the White House’s performance and complained about Bannon in particular, according to people who have spoken with Kushner. Kushner, a onetime New York Democrat, and Bannon, a hard-right nationalist, have clashed as Kushner has told people that Bannon’s desire to deconstruct the government, is hurting the president.
One person familiar with Kushner’s thinking says Kushner believes Bannon is more of a problem than Reince Priebus, the chief of staff.
“Big fight is between nationalists and the ‘West Wing Democrats,” one senior administration official said.
The White House tried to downplay the significance of Bannon’s removal from the National Security Council— it went unannounced by the press office — as him simply moving on after completing limited tasks that had been accomplished.
“It’s not like this is a major shake-up,” said another administration official.