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Donald Trump removes White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon

Bannon's departure was agreed on mutually with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

Justin Sink | Bloomberg 

Stephen Bannon is leaving his role as White House chief strategist, ending a controversial tenure as a top aide to President Donald Trump, the White House announced. The departure of Bannon, the chief executive of Trump's presidential campaign and an architect of his election victory, removes a champion of conservative populism from the administration The former chairman of Breitbart News, Bannon served as a link to the so-called "alt-right" movement attuned to the attitudes and opinions of the president's base. Bannon's departure was agreed on mutually with White ...

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First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 01:54 IST