Report: Ivanka Trump played a role in Bannon’s White House departure

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner are being touted as key figures in Steve Bannon’s recent departure from the White House. 

People is reporting that an inside source told the magazine, “Jared and Ivanka helped push him out. Bannon being removed changes everything.” 

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Ivanka Trump (R), daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, plays with her daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (L) in the Rose Garden during during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is �odeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York.� (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Ivanka Trump (L), daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, shares a moment with her daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (R) during during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Ivanka Trump (2nd L), daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, and her children, daughter Arabella Rose Kushner (R), sons Joseph Frederick Kushner (3rd L) and Theodore James Kushner (L) watch remote control toy sail boats in the fountain at the South Lawn during a Congressional Picnic at the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump listens to her husband President Donald Trump speak at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Jared Kushner (C), son-in-law and senior advisor to President Doanld Trump, talks to guests during a Congressional Picnic at the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the Congressional picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
First Lady Melania Trump holds a baby as U.S. President Donald Trump greets members of the congress and their families as they attend a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as he hosts a Congressional picnic event, accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
First Lady Melania Trump stands next to U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) as they host members of the congress and their families during a congressional picnic event at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Guests attend a Congressional Picnic at the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (2nd L) delivers beer and wine to members of the media at a press riser as Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) (L) look on during a Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady hosted their first Congressional Picnic with the theme, Picnic in the Park, which is modeled after a summer evening in Central Park in New York. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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The unnamed person added that the former chief strategist’s ouster was “done to help salvage the Presidency…two to three weeks, in my opinion, to salvage things, or it’s over.” 

There has also been speculation that the couple’s faith may have played a role, with the Daily Mail quoting a source as saying, “They were concerned about how they were being viewed by the Jewish community.” 

Bannon has been blamed by some for influencing President Trump’s controversial comment attributing the violence at a Charlottesville rally of white nationalists to “many sides.”

The rabbi who helped Ivanka convert to Judaism sent out a joint letter with two other rabbis, stating, “We are appalled by this resurgence of bigotry and anti-Semitism, and the renewed vigor of the neo-Nazis, KKK and alt-right. While we always avoid politics, we are deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered in his response to this act of violence.”

Nevertheless, President Trump has called Bannon a “good person” and “not a racist.” 

And shortly after Bannon’s ouster from the White House and return to Breitbart News, Trump tweeted, “Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews…maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!” 

 

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