Chief strategist Steve Over to leave White House

Chief strategist Steve Over to leave White House

Steve Over is no longer the political advisor of the American president Donald Trump. The White House made his resignation Friday known.

Chief of staff John Kelly and the 63-year-old Over would, in consultation, have decided that Friday Bannons last working day would be. “We are grateful for his dedication and wish him the best,” said White House spokesman Sarah Sanders Friday.

The president would be a couple of weeks ago along with Kelly have taken the decision Over to the side. Over would be given the time for his departure itself to orchestrate.

The relationship between Trump and the right-wing nationalist Over shows since april of this year, cracks. According to American media raged a power struggle in the White House between Over and a more moderate faction, led by Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner. That last occurs in the last time more at the forefront as the new right hand of the president.

Over was the driving force behind some of Trumps one of the most controversial policy issues, such as the travel ban for people from several predominantly muslim countries.

His departure comes at a time when the president fierce is under fire because of the way he dealt with the demonstration in Charlottesburg. Following the Democrats and many of his own Republicans would Trump the right-wing extremism, not resounding enough to have been convicted.

Trump said in april about Over: “I should Steve be happy, but I must remind you that he was only very late in my campaign was involved. I am my own strategist, and I’m not going to get my strategies to adapt.”


Over is a former banker, businessman and filmmaker, who is in 2016 has been appointed as chief strategist of the presidentscampagneteam of Trump. Previously, he was chairman of the board of directors of the conservative website Breitbart, which under his leadership became a beacon for the radical-right alt-right movement.

The separating top advisor of Trump is known as a political provocateur. He also had in the past a lot of criticism because of alleged racist and anti-semitic statements.

Over has experience with data mining and worked for a Chinese company that virtual money generated in major online games like World of Warcraft.

To say that he learned there the new target of Breitbart to speak: young, digitally adept and “ongewortelde” white men of a right-wing trimmings, wars of the established order. Which were then the cornerstone of a disruptive yet effective campaign on social media.

Dismissal and departure

The White House has a troubled month behind with regard to the staffing. On July 28, replaced Trump his chief Reince Priebus by John Kelly.

The following who lost his job was communicatiedirecteur Anthony Scaramucci. He was only ten days after his arrival dismissed, after a reporter called to one of the bad words forgive rant to stitches about some of his new colleagues.

The arrival of Scaramucci was once again reason to blow-off for spokesman Sean Spicer, an ally of Priebus.

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