Calls for the resignation of Steve Bannon have come fast and furious in the wake of Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, where an alleged white supremacist killed one counter-protester and injured several more by driving his Dodge Challenger into a throng of demonstrators during the "Unite the Right" rally.

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy, many have pinned part of the blame on President Trump's chief strategist, who is considered by many to be one of the founders of the white nationalist alt-right movement. As a result, some formerly staunch supporters have distanced themselves from Trump and his administration-- such as Matt Drudge, creator of The Drudge Report.

Drudge's "betrayal" has created a ripple of anger throughout the conservative movement, and has at least one Bannon ally fuming.

“If Steve [Bannon] is fired by the White House and a bunch of generals take over... there will be hell to pay,” warned Sam Nunberg, a close friend of the president's chief strategist. Nunberg, who formerly served as a Trump campaign staffer, made his remarks during a recent interview with The Daily Caller.

Nunberg's warning came after Axios published a piece by Jon Swan on Saturday claiming that Steve Bannon's job is in serious jeopardy. According to the Axios report, President Trump told close associates that he believes Steve Bannon is the person responsible for leaks targeting National Security Adviser H.R.

McMaster. The president is reportedly "fed up" with Bannon, Axios claims.

Nunberg threatens to beat up Matt Drudge

Nunberg told The Daily Caller that he believes the crusade to get rid of Bannon is being led, in part, by Matt Drudge. The Drudge Report has become increasingly critical of the Trump administration in recent weeks, especially after the tragedy in Charlottesville.

Nunberg advised Drudge to "go back into his hobbit hole in Miami and listen to techno" and said that Drudge needs to understand that he could "blow him the fook up" if he wanted to (Nunberg was using the catchphrase made famous by Conor McGregor, the Irish MMA fighter).

The former Trump campaign aide then warned that there would be serious consequences for Drudge if he continued his "jihad against Steve Bannon," indicating that he would get conservative talk radio to turn against The Drudge Report and its founder.

Trump aide blasts armed forces

After threatening to give Matt Drudge the Conor McGregor treatment, Nunberg shifted his focus to the National Security Adviser, who recently waffled on "Meet the Press" when asked if he could work with Bannon. "Nobody elected Donald Trump for McMaster to be in the West Wing," said Nunberg.

Nunberg also stated that McMaster couldn't hide behind his record as a military hero, and then he took a jab at the armed forces in general. "They made major sacrifices," said Nunberg, "but I would also remind them… these guys have not won a war since World War II."