Senior editors at Breitbart News asked employees not to write stories critical of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, according to a report published Monday by Business Insider.
However, Bannon has stumbled in the execution of several moves by the White House in the eyes of Trump. "Any allies he may have had have scattered".
Scarborough pondered if Bannon will leave the White House or simply hang on with no authority, as Trump will be loyal to his family. They also report that Bannon has called the Jewish Kushner names behind his back, some of them with anti-Semitic overtones. "Why he made a decision to start attacking the president's family".
Bannon, the White House chief strategist and former Breitbart boss, has clashed with Trump's son-in-law.
Days later, however, the stream of anti-Kushner articles at Breitbart has stopped - and according to a new report from Business Insider's Oliver Darcy, that is not a coincidence.
Once the press got word of the fight, Trump supposedly told the two to "work it out", according to the New York Times. Bannon resigned from Breitbart News in November and has repeatedly said he no longer makes editorial decisions.
But speaking to Business Insider after the story's publication, a Breitbart spokesperson said it was "an absurd suggestion that Breitbart would muzzle critical coverage of any senior White House official". The insult, popular among the conservative Breitbart News set, is short for "cuckold", or the husband of an adulteress.
Soon after the feud spilled out into the public, Trump told Bannon and chief of staff Reince Priebus he was fed up with bickering in the press and instructed the pair to "work this out", the Times reported.