Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist, resigned effective from August 14, exactly one year after working with the Trump Campaign.
Bannon’s resignation came as a surprise to the administration which has been dealing with a lot of chaos and several high profile exits.
With just 8 months into the administration, Trump Presidency has witnessed several Top-level exits. Here are the high-profile people who’ve either been fired or resigned from the Trump Administration.
1. Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon, former editor of Breitbart news and President Trump’s Chief Strategist was removed from the role after clashing with members of Trump family. The feud between Bannon and Kushner has received wide coverage over the past months and it is reported that the rift has further widened. Bannon is considering moving back to Breitbart and has already on a warpath with members of the administration.
2. Anthony Scaramucci
Scaramucci served on the Trump administration for just 11 days before he was fired. Apart from disagreement over his appointment, he got into direct feud with several other members in the administration including Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.
3.Walter Shaub Jr.
Walter Shaub, who served as the Office of Government Ethics Director, resigned after expressing his displeasure over Trump Administration. He reportedly called Trump’s administration a “Laughing Stock”. He reportedly had months of run-ins with the White House over issues such as President trump refusal to divest his businesses and long delay in disclosure of ethics waivers for appointees.
4. Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus, served just 6 months as White House Chief of Staff before being forced out by President Trump on disagreement and subsequent public feud with Anthony Scaramucci, the newly appointed Communications director.
5. Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer, who served as White House Press Secretary who often had run-ins the press, resigned after disagreement with the trump administration on the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House Communications director.
6. Michael Dubke
Michael Dubke, the former White House communications director, was asked to resign in May over his poor handling of allegations regarding Russian intervention in US elections. Dubke was replaced by Anthony Scaramucci.
7. James Comey
President Donald Trump fired the FBI Director in May, 3 and a half year into a 10 year term. The reason for his firing was allegedly due to how he handled the Clinton email investigation. Critics, however believe that Comey spearheading the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign’s ties with Russia is the real reason behind his firing.
8. Michael Flynn
Former Lieutenant General Michael Flynn handpicked by Trump had to resign after just 24 days after serving as National Security Advisor, marking it the shortest tenure in the 63-year history of the office. His brief stint in the white House has been rocked by allegations of colluding with the Russians and his discussions with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the US sanctions led to his ouster. He is also accused of misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations.