Bannon Threatened to Leave White House Over Clash With Kushner

Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News and current chief strategist at the White House, threatened to quit over a clash with the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Politico reports. Bannon believes that Kushner, who has taken on an increasingly important position within the administration over the last few weeks, is trying to undermine his populist approach, according to the report. Mega-donor Rebekah Mercer allegedly had to convince Bannon to stay in his position. โ€œRebekah Mercer prevailed upon him to stay,โ€ said one unnamed source. Another said, โ€œBekah tried to convince him that this is a long-term play.โ€ Bannon denied the report as “total nonsense” when asked by Politico.