Since leaving the White House, the relationship between the president and the Breitbart head has deteriorated, and that process sped up this past week with revelations in author Michael Wolff’s bombshell tell-all, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.‘
Among the revelations was Bannon accusing the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. of “treasonous” behavior by meeting with Russians before the 2016 election, as well as attacks on Trump daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner.
Axios states Trump “has been working the phones over the past several days telling allies they need to choose between him and former adviser Steve Bannon.”
The report goes on to state that Trump adviser and speech writer Stephen Miller is expected to go after Bannon when he appears on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning.
In response, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t completely tamp down that expectation, issuing a statement saying, “Stephen is going on to give a recap of the Thursday immigration meeting, weekend meetings at Camp David and a preview of the bi-partisan immigration meeting on Tuesday. However, I’ve never known anyone or any topic that Stephen couldn’t handle so if other topics come up I have no doubt he will easily handle those as well.”