Trump reportedly calls Steve Bannon on his personal phone when John Kelly isn't around

President Donald Trump is still calling his recently-fired chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from his personal phone, The Washington Post reported on Thursday night.

According to people with familiar with Trump's calls who were cited by The Post, the president would call Bannon when his chief of staff John Kelly was not around.

Kelly, who was sworn in after a late-July shakeup at the White House, began to dismantle the free-wheeling vibe of the West Wing following a spate of resignations and firings.

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Members past and present of President Trump's inner circle
Michael Flynn: Former National Security Advisor, no longer with the Trump administration
Ivanka Trump: First daughter and presidential adviser
Gen. John Kelly: Former Secretary of Homeland Security, current White House chief of staff
Steve Bannon: Former White House chief strategist, no longer with the Trump administration
Jared Kushner: Son-in-law and senior adviser
Kellyanne Conway: Former Trump campaign manager, current counselor to the president
Reince Priebus: Former White House chief of staff, no longer with the Trump administration
Anthony Scaramucci: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: White House press secretary
Donald Trump Jr.: First son to President Trump
Sean Spicer: Former White House press secretary, soon to be no longer with the Trump administration
Jeff Sessions: U.S. attorney general
Steve Mnuchin: Secretary of Treasury
Paul Manafort: Former Trump campaign chairman
Carter Page: Former foreign policy adviser to Trump's presidential campaign
Omarosa Manigault: Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison
Melania Trump: Wife to President Trump and first lady of the United States
Jason Miller: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Hope Hicks: White House Director of Strategic Communications
Mike Dubke: Former White House communications director, no longer with the Trump administration
Stephen Miller: Trump senior policy adviser
Corey Lewandowski: Former Trump campaign manager
Eric Trump: Son to President Trump
Rex Tillerson: Secretary of State
Sebastian Gorka: Former deputy assistant to the president in the Trump administration, no longer in his White House role
Roger Stone: Former Trump campaign adviser, current host of Stone Cold Truth
Betsy DeVos: U.S. Education Secretary
Gary Cohn, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. President Donald Trump's encounter this week at the Group of 20 summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is raising concerns among veteran American diplomats and analysts about a mismatch between a U.S. president new to global affairs and a wily former Soviet spymaster. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In a presidential administration stymied by damaging leaks, Kelly has sought to restore order in the West Wing, in part by limiting Trump's interactions with other non-essential personnel and maintain a tight circle around the president.

Upon his arrival, Kelly went straight to work, making personnel changes with military-like precision — first by dismissing communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who was embroiled in scandal following his controversial interview with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza.

Bannon, no stranger to controversy for his far-right, nationalist views, was rumored to be on the outs weeks before his dismissal was announced. Kelly and Bannon "mutually agreed" to part ways two weeks ago, according to a White House statement.

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