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Steve Bannon out as Trump’s top strategist: White House

White House says 63-year-old aide, labelled a white supremacist by critics, no longer holds influential position.

Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, has become the latest high-profile figure in the administration whose role has come to an abrupt end.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckerby Sanders confirmed that Bannon would no longer be showing up to work.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Sanders said in a statement on Friday. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

The New York Times earlier reported what it termed as an apparent dismissal, citing sources.

The development comes as the White House reels from the fallout over Trump’s response to a violent white supremacist rally.

Bannon’s critics label him a white supremacist.

The former head of far-right outlet Breitbart News is described as being the nucleus of one of several competing power centres in what has been a chaotic White House.

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