Donald Trump ‘considering sacking Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus’ as simmering West Wing feud engulfs White House

The US president is said to be determined to end the simmering feud within the West Wing that pits Mr Bannon and his allies against Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump.

The two clashed over the decision of whether or not to launch Friday’s early morning air strikes against the Syrian regime, with Mr Bannon firmly stating intervention did not advance Mr Trump’s ” America First” doctrine, it is claimed.

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  • Dana Garcia

    I mostly agree with Bannon on policy. However, in the school-playground world that is international relations, it’s not a bad thing to smack the bully once in a while. Just stop there.

    That said, I would feel better if Trump were more energetic about keeping muzdroids out. They have said they are at war with us, so it’s unwise to immigrate any of them.

    • Clink9

      Ditto.

  • BillyHW

    Thanks, but I can’t believe anything I read in the newspaper anymore.

    • andycanuck

      Especially the post-Black Telegraph.

  • andycanuck

    And if there’s anyone who has insider info about the Trump administration, it’s neocon and leftist NeverTrumpers.

  • Waffle

    Unsubstantiated gossip masquerading as “news”.

  • Brett_McS

    The media aren’t trying to hype up disagreements and portray the Trump administration as descending into chaos and feuding, are they? That would be unprecedented!

  • Ho Hum

    It’s easy to dismiss this as “fake news” but the way this white house leaks I tend to believe it is true. It’s becoming obvious that Trump is relying on Jared Kushner for all foreign policy advice which means American foreign policy will be “Israel first” NOT “America first”. Trump is carrying out the neocon plans for Syria which were revealed in below State department email to Hillary Clinton. Note the REASON for overthrowing the secular Assad who protects 3 million Christians and other minorities who are going to face genocide because it is in “Israel’s interest”

    One thing for sure – if Trump keeps this up he can forget being elected in fact his support will evaporate to the point that the deep state could easily take him out through impeachment.

    https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328#

    • Clink9

      It was just a little air strike to let the savages know they can’t play with gas.

      • Alain

        We shall see. If this trend continues then the Americans are back to Clinton and Obama type foreign policy. It was Clinton who sided with the Muslims in Kosovo and we know how Obama aided and abetted the unrest we see today in the Middle East. I hope that was a one-time thing for Trump.

        • I hope, but doubt. It is like a drug – once you start….

    • El Martyachi

      Well I’m sold.

    • You are wrong to think that Kushner is “Israel first”. Trump has already shifted from “open to any solution” to the “two-state solution” under his influence. Settlement is now again seriously limited to existing blocks. Trump is showing more and more friendship to Arab potentates, inviting the “Palestinian” Arab terrorist Abbas to the WH, as well as the Egyptian prez and the Jordanian king.

      Ho Hum – you sound like the usual-suspect anti-Israeli and anti-Semite (with Kushner in your sights) to me. I stress that for my part I support the “America first” policy, and consider that the bombing of Syria was not in accord with that policy.

  • Alain

    The air strikes most certainly were not in accord with the promise of America First as promised by Trump. Whoever advised Trump did him no service, and I hope for all those who voted for him that he returns to the promises he made during the election.

    • UCSPanther

      Word has it that Trump had the strikes timed to coincide with a meeting he was having with the Chinese. It is possibly a way of letting them know that should they fail to deal with their erstwhile buffer state, the US will take appropriate action.

  • UCSPanther

    I’m gonna side with the airstrike for two reasons:

    1. Letting the use of CBN weapons slide will only open a Pandora’s box. When bad actors get away with playing with such weapons, they may try bigger and better attacks with them, and it may prompt others to break them out. We could even end up getting something horrific unleashed in our own cities. Lest we forget, over 100 years ago, chemical weapons came of age, and they are still legendary for the suffering, incapacitation and death they caused wherever they were unleashed during WWI.

    2. The reason why Iran, North Korea and other hostile states/entities are getting so aggressive is that Obama was wimping out and giving them “space to destroy”, which has fueled their egos and encouraged enough belligerence to the point that it is destabilizing the world situation. Many of these groups and nations need to understand that any belligerent act towards our forces, citizens and allies will have a cost in both blood and treasure.

    A new Sheriff is in town, and he needs to show the bad actors that he is not going to tolerate any aggressive behavior or playing with CBN weapons. It just so happens, that the only way to do it is through military actions.

    • huron

      Agreed

    • Norman_In_New_York

      My thoughts exactly.

  • WalterBannon

    Jared Kushner and wife Ivanka Trump are the enemies of the people who elected trump

    If Trump fires Bannon to side with his left wing daughter then he is over

    time to dump trump

    • Clink9

      Just for bombing the shit out of a useless airfield? Who replaces him? Jeb?

  • Ed

    IF any of this is true, I’m not thrilled about Trump family members getting anointed spots in the West Wing. Out of 300 million people Ivanka and her husband are indispensable to the functioning of the Republic???

    Trump needs to get a grip on the fact that loyalty to his program eclipses loyalty to him. We don’t need a “Duck Dynasty goes to the White House.”

    • Alain

      Especially after having experienced a Bush dynasty and a Clinton dynasty already. Just as we have to suffer another Trudeau dynasty, so I can well understand the feeling.

  • DaninVan

    UCSPanther; exactly!