The rise and success of Donald Trump was viewed by many as a repudiation against the establishment wing of the Repubican Party. As the rift between the far-right and the GOP continues, the president appears stuck in the middle with no where to go.

Bannon on GOP

It didn't take long after Donald Trump announced his campaign for president to realize that his candidacy would be a bit different than any other before him. Running in the Repubican primary, the former host of "The Apprentice" faced off against 16 other conservatives, many of whom had a long history in politics.

With his controversial style and questionable policy proposals, Trump was able to appeal to a base of individuals who were sick of the "politics as usual" in Washington. Due to this, Trump was able to become the GOP nominee, before later pulling off the shocking upset win over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton last November. Despite Republicans now holding control of the White House, Senate, and the House of Representatives, little progress has been made when it comes to following through on the president's campaign promises. One reason why is because of the divide between the current administration and the establishment, which supporters of the president look to continue to break. As seen on the November 8 edition of "Hannity" on Fox News, former Trump adviser and current head of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, elaborated on the "civil war" taking place on the political right.

Joining Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night was Steve Bannon, the current chairman of Breitbart News who previously held the role of White House chief strategist until exiting earlier this year.

"We started a civil war, and Sean, you’ve been kind of part of this for, really, the last eight or nine years against the Republican establishment," Bannon said of his war against the GOP in defense of Donald Trump. Bannon went on to name drop former Republican officials who were forced out due to backlash, including Eric Cantor and former House Speaker John Boehner.

Steve Bannon continued to double down, claiming that current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to resign from his position for not being able to follow through and deliver on Donald Trump's agenda. "Mitch McConnell ought to tender his resignation," he said. Continuing, Bannon accused the political left and the media of trying to erase the results of the 2016 election. "The opposition party media, the progressive left Democrats, and the corporatists, they're trying to nullify the 2016 election," Bannon added.

(Extended interview clip, including Bannon's "Civil War" comments in the above video.)

Trump silence

Usually one to chime in during hot button issues with the Republican Party, Donald Trump has not yet offered a comment about Steve Bannon's "civil war" remarks about the GOP, or his call for Mitch McConnell to step down as leader of the Senate. After Tuesday's election results proved to be a stunning defeat of Republicans at the hands of the Democratic Party, only time will tell if the same thing happens in 2018 and beyond.