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Steve Bannon's history with President Trump: a timeline of events

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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- Steve Bannon is leaving the White House as President Trump's chief strategist.

Bannon told Circa's Sara Carter that he resigned from his position two weeks ago. Bannon's resignation was accepted by the President on Friday.

The former strategist, who will now return to his old stomping grounds at Breitbart News, has had a long history with Mr. Trump over the past.

Here is a look at Bannon's relationship with President Trump.

Aug. 17, 2016 - Donald Trump named Steve Bannon as his new campaign chief. Bannon chose to leave Breitbart News to take on the position.

Nov. 8, 2016 - Donald Trump is elected as President of the United States.

Nov. 13, 2016 - President-Elect Trump appoints Steve Bannon as his chief strategist.

Nov. 16, 2016 - At least 150 members of the House of Representatives signed a letter asking the President to rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon citing controversies involving Breitbart News.

Nov. 18, 2016 - Bannon drew criticism for an interview he did with The Hollywood Reporter where he said "darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power. It only helps us when they (liberals) get it wrong. When they're blind to who we are and what we're doing." His quote was in reaction to Trump's victory and his role in it.

Jan. 26, 2017 - Mr. Bannon told the New York Times, “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while, I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States." Bannon's quote draws major criticism from members of the media.

Jan. 29, 2017 - President Trump signed an executive order in which a temporary ban was enacted in seven countries. The ban was eventually removed through the judicial process but has since been re-enacted. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to strictly enforce the ban until a federal appeals court weighs in. Bannon played a role in writing executive order. Bannon is also named onto Trump's security council with a seat on the council's principals committee.

Feb. 2, 2017 - Bannon is on the cover of Time Magazine under the title "The Great Manipulator." The New York Times says that President Trump was annoyed by the cover.

April 5, 2017 - Bannon was removed from the National Security Council and the council returned to a "traditional structure" according to CNN.

Aug. 18, 2017 - White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly fires Bannon. He decides to re-join Breitbart News.

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