Trump tweets thanking Steve Bannon for his service

FILE - In this July 24, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during an event about healthcare, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group)- President Donald Trump tweeted early Saturday morning thanking his former White House chief strategist.

Bannon's departure was announced Friday following a New York Times report that claimed aides were in talks with the president regarding his dismissal.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later released a statement by the White House saying they were “grateful for his service and wish him the best."

While serving President Trump in the White House, some of Bannon’s pet projects was the enforcement of the travel ban and the removal of the United States from the Paris climate change accord.

In an interview with Circa, Bannon said he handed in his resignation to the President about two weeks ago.

It was also reported that Bannon now plans to return to Brietbart News, an organization he helped lead before joining the Trump campaign in 2016.

President Trump is currently at Camp David and will hold meetings with military leaders regarding the U.S. in Afghanistan.

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