(JTA) — President Donald Trump’s top strategist Steve Bannon and his advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly met in an attempt to smooth tensions that have roiled the administration.
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus ordered the meeting at the request of the president, according to reports. The meeting was confirmed to the political news website Politico by two unnamed White House officials.
News of tensions between Bannon and Kushner, who reportedly were close during the campaign, followed Trump’s order last week removing Bannon from the National Security Council.
According to the reports, Kushner believes Bannon went too far in pushing for the Muslim travelers’ bans and in playing hardball with Congress in an attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act. Both initiatives failed.
Bannon reportedly resents Kushner for bringing figures associated with Democrats into the White House.
A Daily Beast report on Thursday said Bannon called…
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