A Daily Mail report, which is also reported on Breitbart, cites sources giving Ivanka Trump credit for forcing Steve Bannon out of the White House.
The article references “Washington sources” that President Trump’s daughter Ivanka pushed out Bannon because of his “far-right views” clashing with her Jewish faith.
Steve Bannon’s departure, the Daily Mail reports, was “done to save the Presidency,” according to a source close to Ivanka Trump, claiming that Bannon leaving “changes everything” with the Trump presidency.
But according to a report from Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, Bannon had not “meaningfully advised the president about his response to Charlottesville,” although the pair spoke on the phone over the weekend.
After Trump’s press conference, Bannon praised the president’s performance for standing up to “the braying mob of reporters,” according to Axios.
Bannon also decried the white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and KKK members as “losers … a fringe element” that needed to be “crushed” during an interview with The American Prospect.
“These guys are a collection of clowns,” Bannon added, blaming the media for raising their profile.
Ivanka Trump remains a powerful force within the White House as an adviser to the president, although she and her husband Jared Kushner distanced themselves from Trump’s remarks about the protests.
During the Tuesday press conference, the pair were in Vermont, on a “on a pre-planned, two-day vacation,” according to reports.
People is also reporting:
Steve Bannon‘s White House exit was partially orchestrated by First Daughter and Presidential Advisor Ivanka Trump and her husband, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PEOPLE.
“Jared and Ivanka helped push him out,” the source tells PEOPLE, adding, “Bannon being removed changes everything.”
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Bannon would no longer serve as chief strategist in a statement, saying, “White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”
The 63-year-old former Breitbart News chairman was named to the role just days after the 2016 presidential election – an appointment met with controversy and concern over his connections to the alt-right movement. Calls for Bannon’s firing were recently amplified following President Trump’s much maligned response to the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Noting that Bannon’s ouster was “done to help salvage the Presidency,” the insider adds that the president has “two to three weeks, in my opinion, to salvage things, or it’s over.”