FLORIDA: Trump Brokers Peace Session Between Steve Bannon And Jared Kushner As Social Media Picks Sides

Politico reports:

Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, two warring senior White House aides, had a bury-the-hatchet meeting ordered by President Donald Trump, after arriving at Mar-a-Lago this week. The sit-down, which was confirmed by two White House officials, was an attempt to smooth over tensions between the two men, which have dominated headlines for days. Whether the meeting was successful in creating a détente – and how long it lasts – is an open question, especially in a White House that has been dominated by infighting.

Bannon and Kushner had for months been allies. In recent weeks, though, there has been substantial discord between them. The fight, people in the administration say, centers on policy differences. Bannon, White House chief strategist, is a flame-throwing populist who formerly ran Breitbart News. He has criticized Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, for his more politically moderate approach. Kushner is suspicious of Bannon’s fiery style and has been concerned about how he’s influencing the president.

More from The Hill:

Social media users on Friday started picking sides between President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, following reports that the two have clashed in the White house and that Trump is considering ousting Bannon. Late in the evening, both the hashtags #fireBannon and #fireKushner were trending, with thousands weighing in on the feud.

Earlier in the week Bannon was removed from the National Security Council as what staffers say signals a fall from grace inside the administration. The decision also came amid reports that Bannon and Kushner have clashed and developed their own factions of support in the White House. By 10:30 p.m. Friday more than 100,000 tweets on the subject had caused the two figures to trend.