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.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
Bannon Avoids Spotlight To Save Trump White House Job