Following the departure of Steve Bannon from the White House, Republican Senator Pat Toomey offered Chief of Staff John Kelly some praise for his “great personnel decisions”:
First Scaramucci, now Bannon. Two great personnel decisions by John Kelly.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) August 19, 2017
Bannon claimed in his Weekly Standard interview Friday this is how the decision for him to go went down:
Bannon says that his departure was voluntary, and that he’d planned it to coincide with the one-year anniversary of his joining the Trump campaign as chief executive, on August 14, 2016.
“On August 7th , I talked to [Chief of Staff John] Kelly and to the President, and I told them that my resignation would be effective the following Monday, on the 14th,” he said. “I’d always planned on spending one year. General Kelly has brought in a great new system, but I said it would be best. I want to get back to Breitbart.”
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