On Wednesday, President Donald Trump had removed Stephen Bannon, his chief strategist, from his National Security Council. In addition to that, Tom Bossert, the Homland Security Adviser, had his role downgraded.
Bannon is one of President Trump’s most trusted and controversial advisers and the White House has said that this change is not supposed to be a demotion when it comes to Bannon, but more of a natural progression. The reason behind this being that Bannon’s biggest duty on the committee was to monitor Michael Flynn, but now that he’s gone, it is no longer necessary.
Steven Bannon released a statement which said that he was sent to work on that committee specifically to undo all the problems that Susan Rice caused.
From Gateway Pundit:
According to Bloomberg: President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday, removing his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, and downgrading the role of his Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, according to a person familiar with the decision and a regulatory filing.
This afternoon Steve Bannon released a statement. Bannon blamed Susan Rice for her record of politicizing the post during the Obama administration.
“Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration. I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized. General McMaster has returned the NSC to its proper function.”