12:41 GMT08 August 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon should play no role in the administration of US President Donald Trump following his removal from the National Security Council (NSC) Principals Committee, US Senator Ben Cardin said in a press conference on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Cardin also suggested Bannon should not be giving advice to Trump with respect to "diversity, tolerance and values."

    "I’ll be very pleased that he is not on National Security Council. My hope is that he would have no role in government at all, that he would be completely out," Cardin stated.

    In January, Trump decided to add Bannon to the NSC Principals Committee, despite his limited experience in the area of national security.

    According to the White House, Bannon is no longer needed at this position, but will remain to be a senior adviser for domestic affairs.


    Bannon: US ‘Economic Nationalism’ Drives Plan to Reconstruct Trade Deals
    Bannon: ‘Corporatist, Globalist’ Media Won’t Give Nation Back Without Fight
    Meet Steve Bannon, One of the Most Influential Members of the Trump Team
    Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion