A year after joining Trump’s campaign, Steve Bannon has reportedly resigned from his role as White House chief strategist, according to multiple news outlets. The news was confirmed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, according to pool reports.
Bannon’s departure follows an interview he gave earlier this week to The American Prospect, a progressive magazine. In the interview, Bannon criticized Trump’s North Korea strategy—a move that American Prospect co-founder Robert Kuttner considered a self-destructive move by a man who knew he was on the outs with the president.
Reports of Bannon’s ousting have been circulating for months leading up to this resignation, particularly following the arrival of John Kelly as the White House Chief of Staff.