There’s been a feud in the White House between Steve Bannon, the Former Breitbart editor-in-chief, and Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and it looked like Bannon was losing that battle. Bannon, a nationalist, feels that Kushner is guiding Trump in the wrong direction, calling Kushner a “globalist” and a “cuck,” according to the Daily Beast. He is especially against Kushner on immigration and trade.
Those stories have suddenly stopped. And Oliver Darcy of Business Insider explains why in a new report, saying that “Employees at Breitbart News have been asked by senior editors to refrain from writing stories critical of Jared Kushner, two people familiar with the matter told Business Insider.” The order might have come through Bannon, but it was only after Trump ordered Bannon and Reince Priebus to “work this out” with Kushner, tired of the squabbling in the press.
This isn’t the first time that Breitbart editors were instructed to back off from attacking someone in Trump’s Administration. Earlier in the year, their target was Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, but Bannon had his Alt-Right website stop writing condemning articles on Priebus. However, as Bannon said, he “loves a gunfight.” Now that he can’t attack Kushner, it probably won’t be long before he picks another White House Administration member to rail on.