On ‘Radio Times’: How will Trump change after Bannon?

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President Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon left the administration on Friday, the latest in a string of high-profile departures from the White House staff. Bannon was one of the more controversial figures in the administration, known for his unconventional political beliefs and confrontational demeanor.

President Trump’s Chief Strategist Steve Bannon left the administration on Friday, the latest in a string of high-profile departures from the White House staff. Bannon was one of the more controversial figures in the administration, known for his unconventional political beliefs and confrontational demeanor. He was called the head of the “nationalist” or “populist” wing of Trump’s White House staff, as opposed to the more mainstream establishment politicians and military personnel.

On Monday, Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane was joined by NPR’s Washington Desk editor Ron Elving to discuss the removal of Bannon. When asked if Trump will govern differently without Bannon in his ear, Elving said “yes, there’s no question” adding “when you have someone who has shaped so much of Trump’s rhetoric and also confirmed certain elements of Trump’s own personality so strongly, if you take that away, it’s going to make a difference.”

Elving went on to list the people who will continue to influence the president including Chief of Staff John Kelley, and the president’s daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

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