On Friday, Steve Bannon resigned as White House chief strategist on strategic issues, reported Politico. He was one of the high-level officials who left Trump's administration after Trump fired chief of staff Reince Priebus and replaced him with U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.

According to The New York Times, Bannon himself filed his resignation on August 7, and the decision was to be made public earlier this week but was postponed because of the events in Charlottesville. He helped Donald Trump to win the elections that led him to the White House. He conflicted with all the top-level officials in the White House including Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner, national security adviser Lt.

Gen. H.R. McMaster, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn.

Bannon had rocky relationship with President Trump

Bannon was one of Trump's closest advisers, but he was criticized for being close to the so-called alternative right-wing movement, especially after last week's clashes in Charlottesville. In addition, Bannon was suspected of leaking information to the press. He also pressed the president toward strongly nationalist views and did not have a great relationship with the president.

In an interview with The American Prospect, he called neo-Nazis "clowns" and also called on President Donald Trump to abandon the militant rhetoric against North Korea and announced an "economic war" with China. Sarah Sanders, White House press secretary said in a statement that "we are grateful for his service and wish him the best."

Bannon returned to Breitbart News

According to ABC News, after resigning from the post of Trump's adviser Bannon returned to his previous role at Breitbart News on Friday. Before joining the Trump administration of he served as the executive chairman of Breitbart News.

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On Saturday morning, Trump paid him tribute on Twitter, saying that Steve supported him during his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. Trump had previously defended, saying on Tuesday "I like him," and "He's a good man, he's not a racist, I can tell you that. He's a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard. But we'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon." according to BBC. Bannon joined Trump campaign on August 17, 2016, and almost exactly one year later he has returned to his previous job at Breitbart.

Bannon said that "the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We will make something of this Trump presidency," Axios reported. He also said that he would return back to Breitbart.