Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were named in the resignation of White House senior counselor Stephen Miller last week, but now we know the real reasons.
Miller’s resignation comes just weeks after the White House announced Bannon’s removal.
The president has repeatedly said Bannon’s departure was not related to his personal involvement in the White Houses attempts to delegitimize the electoral process and was in retaliation for his support for the impeachment of former President Trump.
In a statement, Miller’s family said, “After a thorough investigation, the president has decided to remove Steve Bannon as the president’s Chief Strategist.
Bannon has been removed as a White House adviser on the National Security Council.
He will continue to work closely with the president and his team to ensure a smooth transition into the administration.”
Miller was a former chairman of the National Policy Institute, a White Nationalist think tank that was responsible for a number of alt-right white supremacist propaganda and propaganda websites.
Miller and Bannon had a contentious relationship.
Bannon had been pushing for a Trump impeachment as recently as January, when the president called Bannon a “fucking Nazi.”
In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour last December, Bannon said, “[Miller] was not a fan of my politics, but she was a supporter of Trump.
He was not even a supporter.”
The two reportedly had a falling out.
The following month, Miller told the New York Times, “I was a little disappointed.
I thought they were going to try to do this.
It was a very, very hard time for me.”
According to Politico, Miller “also spoke out against Bannon during the election season” and “fought hard to retain Bannon as Trump’s chief strategist.”
Bannon also was not the only member of the administration who received a death threat.
On January 11, 2018, a message from the online platform 4chan stated, “A very dangerous day for America: A Jew is coming to the White house.
They’re coming to get you.”
The message continued, “We’ll take your job, you’ll never have to worry about your job again.
I’m so tired of your fucking Jewish-ness.
I hate you so fucking much.”
In a video posted to YouTube in January, a man with the Twitter handle @The_Trump_Show claimed he had been “hit by a car, shot by a cop and killed by a Jewish terrorist.”
A short time later, a video by @KekleMakonnen posted by the @Trump_TV channel stated that “The Trump family is being assassinated in an ISIS-inspired terror attack in the US.”
Another video uploaded by @Pier_Briggs_Instagram claimed, “It was the end of my family, and my life, and the end for me.
I have nothing left.”
Miller’s death came as the Trump administration was preparing to release a list of alt right members who would receive clemency from the president, a list that was later revealed to have been fabricated.
According to Breitbart News, a source who requested anonymity told the outlet that Miller was “not a threat to the Trump family,” adding, “There was no reason for him to be targeted.
He did not have a political affiliation, he was not an active member of any political party.”