(JTA) — President Donald Trump’s top strategist Steve Bannon, and his son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner, met in an attempt to smooth tensions that have roiled the administration.
The men met on Friday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, after being ordered to by White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at the request of the president, according to reports.
The meeting was confirmed to the political news website Politico by two unnamed White House officials.
Kushner, according to the reports, believes Bannon went too far in pushing for the Muslim travelers’ bans and in playing hardball with Congress in an attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act. Both initiatives failed.
Bannon, according to the reports, in turn resents Kushner for bringing into the White House figures associated with Democrats.
A Daily Beast report on Thursday said Bannon called Kushner a “cuck” and “globalist,” terms familiar to “alt-right” conspiracy theorists.
Reuters reported, citing an unnamed White House official, that Priebus’ message to Bannon and Kushner was to “stop with the palace intrigue” and focus on the president’s agenda.