>> President Donald Trump has decided to push out his controversial Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon. Chief of Staff John Kelly and Bannon agreed that Friday would be Bannon's last day in the White House. His departure was first reported by The New York Times.>> Excuse me.>> During the President's combative press conference on Tuesday, in which he appeared to draw a moral equivalence between Nazis and those protesting Nazis.
He defended Bannon, a right-wing nationalist who once headed the far-right website, Breitbart.>> And I like him, he's a good man. He is not a racist, I can tell you that, but we'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon. But he's a good person, and I think the press treats him, frankly, very unfairly.
>> Bannon, not wasting any time, returning to Breitbart, Friday, according to the site. So what does that mean for Trump? Reuters political correspondent, James Oliphant.>> So I think what we're going to see is sort of an assault in a way to try to keep Trump honest. In their minds, try to make him stick to his campaign promises like building the wall and keeping America first.
We might say, it's sort of a carrot and stick thing, and that Breitbart will reward Trump when he sort of tows the line. And then go after him and his administration when they feel betrayed.>> Bannon had clashed with many fellow cabinet members over policy including Trump's son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner, and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
He also damaged his standing in the White House by giving an interview this week in which he was seen to be undercutting Trump's position on North Korea. And while he may be out, he may not be gone.>> It's possible that Bannon and Trump will continue to talk, and Bannon will continue to give Trump advice which means that there still may be a great deal of tension between the so-called nationalist forces that Bannon represents and people inside the White House.
>> Bannon's ouster follows the firing of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, all in just one month. One White House official said it was hoped that Bannon's departure would help ease some of the drama that has seized the Trump White House.