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Steve Bannon Could Be Fired From The White House A Lot Sooner Than We Hoped

Steve Bannon could be out by the end of the week.

Bannon, an unrelenting white nationalist who ran Breitbart's website, has faced the threat of being ousted for quite some time after repeated brushes with staff members. 

Rupert Murdoch plead with Trump to have Bannon fired and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster admitted his refusal to even work with the Chief Strategist.

Talk of letting Bannon go reached a fever pitch over the weekend in the wake of the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA. 

Bannon urged Trump specifically not to single out and upset his far-right base when formulating a response to the violent rally, but the President insisted, "I never spoke to Bannon about it."

Trump wound up not condemning white nationalists at Saturday's press conference, and he refused to take any questions. But, he did offer a vague, blanket statement by concluding the session saying, "no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first." 

The people are also urging Trump to cut the cord.

When questioned about Bannon keeping his position in the White House during a news conference in New York on Monday, Trump responded by saying, "We'll see."

"I like Mr. Bannon. He's a friend of mine," Trump added. "He's a good person and I think the press treats him, frankly, very unfairly."

Mark Salter, the former advisor to John McCain told the NY Times, “I don’t think that White House has a chance of functioning properly as long as there’s a resident lunatic fringe."

Roger J. Stone Junior commented about the ineffectiveness of Bannon's role inside the White House, saying, “I don’t know why conservatives would be upset about him being fired. He has not delivered for them.”


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke out as a proponent for Bannon's firing, saying, "If the president is sincere about rejecting white supremacists, he should remove all doubt by firing Steve Bannon and the other alt-right white supremacist sympathizers in the White House."

Pelosi also added that "It shouldn’t take the president of the United States two days to summon the basic decency to condemn murder and violence by Nazis and white  supremacists."

As of Tuesday, Trump has not made any decision on Bannon's fate.

Only time will tell when the Chief Strategist is officially shown the door, but it looks like even time itself is running out of patience.

H/T - twitter, cnn, abcnews