A raft of top officials have left the White House in recent months for a variety of reasons as Donald Trump struggles to maintain cohesion in his government.
"As has been widely reported, the Governor had been offered multiple cabinet positions in addition to other senior posts in the White House and elsewhere".
Cohn's alienation from Trump is also said to be evident in other ways. Breitbart has portrayed Cohn as a "globalist" on issues like trade, a contrast to Bannon's protectionist and adversarial approach to countries like China.
The first thought I had when reading the passage below was of Trump's infamous photo op with Merkel in the Oval Office in March.
At the time, Christie said he urged Trump to apologize for the remarks.
Steve Bannon, a Roman Catholic, isn't likely to get a blessing from the pope soon.
Despite his stated devotion to Trump's agenda, Bannon admitted to Rose he disagreed with the president on at least one thing.
In an interview with Charlie Rose set to air on "60 Minutes" this Sunday, Bannon slams Priebus for his reaction to the pre-election release of the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape in which candidate Trump tells host Billy Bush of his interactions with women: "Grab them by the p--sy".
But, Bannon said that "Neo-Nazis and Neo-Confederates and the Klan" are "absolutely very bad", even though Trump, in his remarks, was seen as equivocating the behavior of far-right groups and progressive groups that came to counter-protest in Charlottesville. I gotta get my black book and I got 'em.
In his departure, Surabian will stay closely tied to Bannon, a source familiar with the move said, and will serve as the main channel to him for the outside world, including coordinating his interviews and speeches. Bannon is the consummate outsider, far more comfortable charging the gates than defending them. But Mr. Trump, whose most cutting insult is to pretend someone does not exist or that he barely knows them, virtually ignored him.
The show then ran a clip of Bannon superimposed into the classic Street Fighter video game - except instead of Ryu shouting "Hadouken!" when sending balls of fire toward his enemies, it was Bannon, shouting "Nazi-ouken!" while shooting little Breitbart logos.