Feuding Trump aides meet and agree to end ‘palace intrigue’ – source

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Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met at the request of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and agreed to “bury the hatchet” over their differences, says a senior administration official, in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump’s message.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 1, 2016) (REUTERS) – Top White House aides Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met and agreed to “bury the hatchet” over their differences, a senior administration official said on Saturday (April 8), in a bid to stop infighting that has distracted from President Donald Trump’s message.

Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, and Kushner, an influential adviser and Trump’s son-in-law, met on Friday (April 7) at the request of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus who told them that if they have any policy differences, they should air them internally, the official said.

The development at the president’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, came at the end of what has been a relatively smooth week for Trump.

Priebus’ message to Bannon and Kushner was to “stop with the palace intrigue” and focus on the president’s agenda, the official told Reuters.

Both aides left having agreed that it was time to “bury the hatchet and move forward,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The White House dismissed persistent talk that Trump might be on the verge of a staff shakeup. “The only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the president’s aggressive agenda forward,” spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.


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