Published: Wed, April 12, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Trump looks to put end to Bannon Kushner in fighting

Trump looks to put end to Bannon Kushner in fighting

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough claims White House insiders told him Steve Bannon "just snapped" when he ignited a feud with President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Days later, however, the stream of anti-Kushner articles at Breitbart has stopped - and according to a new report from Business Insider's Oliver Darcy, that is not a coincidence.

The New York Times reported on Friday, citing two unnamed sources briefed on the exchange, that Trump told the two on Thursday to "work this out". Before his role in the White House, Bannon served as Chairman and CEO of the far-right website. One aide who attended said: "It made me feel like I was back in 5th grade".

A senior official told the media that Trump gave the former Breitbart man an ultimatum following a nightmare week wherein the chief strategist found himself increasingly isolated within the White House, Axios reports.

Many contend Bannon's influence within the Executive is slipping as Kushner takes on a wider range of projects, which included his recent envoy trip to Iraq. Bannon resigned from Breitbart News in November and has repeatedly said he no longer makes editorial decisions.

In the days that followed, Breitbart conspicuously refrained from leveling criticism against Kushner, choosing to lay off Trump's son-in-law.

Bannon and Kushner have reportedly clashed over policy differences. The insult, popular among the conservative Breitbart News set, is short for "cuckold", or the husband of an adulteress.

Politico reported last week that Kushner has complained to other officials about Bannon's attempts to "deconstruct the government", which Kushner believes will hurt Trump.

Bannon reportedly resents Kushner for bringing figures associated with Democrats into the White House.

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