White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, the nationalist firebrand who helped to fuel Donald Trump's dizzying rise to the presidency, is leaving the administration.
"White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
A person close to Bannon said the chief strategist first decided to leave, according to The New York Times. Bannon submitted his resignation on Aug. 7, but the announcement was delayed after violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, the newspaper reported.