Steve Bannon, President Trump’s most controversial White House staffer with alleged ties to the white nationalist movement, has been removed from the Trump administration, according to The Drudge Report. Bannon’s ouster comes just seven days after a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly and ignited a national conversation about racism and the role of symbols in American cities, particularly Confederate statues.
Trump’s “both sides” argument regarding the rally violence was reportedly championed by Bannon, in addition to figures like former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and white supremacist Richard Spencer. Trump has faced extreme criticism and the dissolution of multiple advisory councils since his disastrous Tuesday press conference. Susan Bro, the mother of the Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, said in a GMA interview this morning that she refuses to speak to President Trump on account of his remarks.