Published: Wed, April 12, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Trump looks to put end to Bannon Kushner in fighting

Trump looks to put end to Bannon Kushner in fighting

President Trump's staff is scrambling to figure out the best way to present his first 100 days in office as the symbolic marker approaches with few major accomplishments to show for it, Politico reports.

Reports surfaced last week that chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior adviser Jared Kushner, also Trump's son-in-law, were locked in a battle so tense that it was reported to be irreconcilable.

Reuters reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed senior administration official, that Priebus told Bannon and Kushner to "stop with the palace intrigue", and said Bannon and Kushner agreed to "bury the hatchet".

Bannon's waning influence was the focus of public attention this week when Trump ejected him from the National Security Council, along with news that he has sparred with Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, and was against Syrian airstrikes, Daily Mail reports.

"Either Steve becomes a team player and gets along with people, or he'll be gone", said a top Trump source.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus ordered the meeting at the request of the president, according to reports.

Two sources tell Darcy that Breitbart writers have been told by senior editors to back off slamming Kushner, just days after Kushner reportedly complained personally to Trump about the beating that he was receiving.

Bannon reportedly resents Kushner for bringing figures associated with Democrats into the White House. Before his role in the White House, Bannon served as Chairman and CEO of the far-right website.

At the same time, the spokesman said President Trump believes his aides should hash out their differences on policy and personnel behind closed doors. Notably, his negotiation with House conservatives over the passage of TrumpCare and the drafting of Trump's twin immigration orders, now on hold by federal courts.

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