Trump's chief strategist and senior counselor has been the target of the left since he formally joined Trump's campaign, thanks to the far-right views of the website he used to run, Breitbart News.
In an interview with the New York Post this week, Trump appeared to distance himself from Bannon, the chief architect of several major administration policies, including Trump's stalled travel bans.
In the interview, Trump downplayed Bannon's role in his campaign, claiming that his chief strategist was not involved "until very late." That's despite the fact that Bannon took over as the campaign's CEO in August of last year.
Trump's early months in office have been filled with infighting between his aides. "Steve is a good guy," Trump told the Post, but cautioned that if the infighting doesn't stop, he'll intervene. It was a rare public warning shot heard across Washington.