The firing or resignation of Steve Bannon as White House Chief strategist may have gained President Donald Trump a formidable ally who is free from the restraints that come along as a member of the administration.

Steve Bannon is now back as the executive chairman of Breitbart News and he told Bloomberg “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents -- on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

Tough and smart new voice

President Trump meanwhile thanked Bannon for his service on his Twitter account.

He said Bannon came to the Trump campaign during the time he was running against “Crooked Hillary Clinton.” “It was great,” Trump added.

In a subsequent tweet, President Trump said “Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews... maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!”

Bannon’s strenuous WH tenure

Steve Bannon officially left his job in Trump’s administration last Friday following a New York Times report that the President decided to remove Bannon as one of his top aides.

A source close to Bannon, however, said that he resigned.

The calls for Steve Bannon’s removal were also greatly amplified by the events in Charlottesville, Va. and the outrage generated by statements made by the President in response to the violence that resulted in the death of a counter-protestor.

Bannon's tenure in the White House was described as rocky and characterized by conflict with other top aides and advisers to the President including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, National Security Adviser, Lt.

Gen. H.R. McMaster, and WH Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly.

Presidents Trumps statement of blaming both sides for the violence that occurred in a white supremacist groups’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia increased the calls for the removal of “nationalists working in the West Wing.” These demands were seen as aimed to Steve Bannon who is considered as the leader of the hard-right populist faction in the White House.

Trump, however, defended Bannon saying he is not a racist and a good man.

Bannon helped Trump’s economic nationalism message

Steve Bannon was credited with crafting Trump’s campaign message of economic nationalism and this was seen to have helped Trump in the closing period of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Trump’s promise of more U.S. jobs and better international trade deals were said to have helped him in the shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton.

However, there were also reports that Donald Trump was not happy about new stories crediting Bannon for his victory. This was seen also as a contributing factor to Bannon’s eventual exit from the White House.