In February, Saturday Night Live opened with a skit depicting Bannon as the "Grim Reaper" who was now really in charge of the White House, manipulating Alec Baldwin's Trump to pick fights with world leaders and sow chaos.
According to sources speaking to Axios, President Trump is considering cleaning house on his staff, which entails getting rid of the controversial chief strategist and chief of staff. "Things are happening", an aide said,"but it's very unclear the president's willing to pull that trigger".
One of the names being floated to replace Priebus: Gary Cohn, of course, the former Goldman president turned National Economic Council chairman turned Kushner ally whom Bannon's allies disdain as one of the "Democrats" from NY.
Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus has been fighting with each other, as has Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, as has Kellyanne Conway and Ivanka Trump. But he refused and the President, known for valuing loyalty, rewarded him with the position of chief of staff. But, in the midst of a probe into the Trump team's possible ties to Russia, Mr Kushner reportedly failed to disclose his meetings with two powerful Russian officials.
Kushner was meeting with worldwide coalition forces in Iraq as Bannon was bumped down the NSC ladder.
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Along with Priebus, speculation has turned to Bannon, who has only more recently weathered near constant rumors about his standing in the West Wing. "That's a TCM bro", Colbert said as the words "Total Cuck Move" appeared on the screen between two pictures of Bannon's head.
One official said Bannon has lately complained about Kushner trying to "shiv him and push him out the door" and likened him to a fifth column in the White House.
Kushner and Steve Bannon were close. Nowhere is that more clear than Breitbart News, his former power center that he is still closely aligned with.
Gary Cohn, the president's economic adviser and former No. 2 at Goldman Sachs, is on the list as well, according to the site.
News of the potential replacement comes as reports of infighting within the White House emerge.