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Bannon Avoids Spotlight To Save White House Job

Steve Bannon has been out of the spotlight recently – not seen at President Trump’s recent trips to Germany or France, and not as discussed as much in the media. That’s apparently a deliberate strategy to save his White House position as a summer personnel purge looms.

According to Politico, one administration insider said Bannon was fearful of firings to come this August.

“If there is a big staff shakeup, it will be in August,” the source said. “My guess is that Bannon probably sees that and doesn’t want to be in the press.”

The self-imposed low profile is a big shift from the early days of the administration but it still might not be enough to save him.

A new book, called “The Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency,” depicts him as an architect of the Trump campaign – a top billing that irks a president who likes to be the star of his own show.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at solomon@forward.com or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon

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