White House staff chaos should alarm Trump - and everyone else

When he answered the question directly, Trump replied, "We'll see what happens".

The former leader of conservative Breitbart News has been back in the hot seat as some of Trump's closest advisers nudge the president to get rid of him.

Trump said he "never spoke" with Bannon about the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, countering reports that Bannon had repeatedly counseled the president on his controversial response to the events. Bannon and Gorka come from right-wing outlet Breitbart News, which Bannon once labeled the "platform for the alt-right".

The chief of staff is embarking on a weeks-long personnel review of West Wing staff and has indicated to aides that significant changes could be coming, according to an official familiar with Kelly's plans but not authorized to speak publicly.

During an appearance on CBS" Late Show with Stephen Colbert, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci discussed if he thought Bannon was "a leaker' in the White House.

While admonishing Trump's advisers to be blunt with the President, Scaramucci attributed the president's failure to do so to the fact that he "likes doing the opposite of what the media thinks he's going to do" and his "impression that there is hatred on all sides". I like him, he's a good man, he's not a racist. He told Colbert that, if it were his decision, he would fire Bannon, suggested that Bannon may be the source of White House leaks, and added that he does not like his "toleration" of white supremacists.

"Let's just put a pin in it, and you know, not tweet, not comment any further", he said.

Bannon did not respond to any of these queries.

The White House has had difficulty filling the role of communications director. "Confederate statues are a symbol of white supremacy and its current political power". "Finally, I guess today, he said something that would have been fine if he said it two days ago about these white supremacists", he said. "I was watching the news like everyone else and you were seeing Nazi flags and torches and white supremacists and I was sick to my stomach", the host said, his voice cracking.

Kelly did not look up.

Vanessa Coleman

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