In recent weeks, it's become clear that there is trouble behind the scenes at the White House. With current Chief Strategist Steve Bannon appearing to clash with Donald Trump, the president's once closest ally could soon be seeing his final days in the administration.

Trump on Bannon

Not long after Donald Trump locked up the Republican nomination for president last summer, he was in need of a new campaign manager after Paul Manafort was forced to step down when his financial ties to the Kremlin were made public. The former host of "The Apprentice" tapped veteran Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway for the job, while also adding former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon to the team in the newly created role of "campaign CEO." In the months that followed, Bannon would quickly become one of the most controversial names in American politics, with critics quick to point out his controversial history, which included allegations of white nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of prejudice.

Trump's decision to hire Bannon, and later promote him into the White House as chief strategist, only added to the negative stigma surrounding the billionaire real estate mogul when it comes to issues dealing with minorities, civil rights, and other social justice issues. However, the rift in the White House can no longer be kept a secret as Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as daughter Ivanka, have reportedly been pushing for Bannon's exit, which was discussed in further detail in a April 15 report in the New York Times.

According to a report released by the New York Times on Saturday, Steve Bannon could soon be out at the White House as rumors of his demise increase on an almost daily basis.

The latest twist in the story comes from reporter Frank Bruni who notes that Donald Trump lashed out over his chief strategist landing on the cover of Time Magazine.

The president reportedly told an anonymous source "That doesn't just happen," showing signs of frustration over Steve Bannon continuing to hog the White House spotlight.

Donald Trump was apparently "annoyed" by the former head of Breitbart News getting as much attention as he has, which doubles down on further reports that elaborate on the souring of their relationship since the inauguration.

End of days

Time magazine ran their cover story earlier this year with a picture of Steve Bannon, while using the caption, "Is Steve Bannon the Second Most Powerful Man in the World?" The wording also irritated the president, with the New York Times noting that that Bannon "was damned the moment he was cast as a puppeteer." In addition, Bannon was given the nickname "dead strategist walking" after he "crossed the line" by putting himself in the media spotlight.

With the backlash continuing against Bannon, and the pressure mounting from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner pushing the president to make a move, only time will tell how much longer the chief strategist will be working side by side with the commander in chief.

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