White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior adviser Jared Kushner have reportedly agreed to resolve their differences, a senior official in US President Donald Tump's administration said as tensions between the two top aides reached a fever pitch.
As President Trump grew frustrated about the differences between the two advisers, he insisted that he had enough and on Thursday (6 April) asked them to work out their differences.
The two met on Friday (7 April) on White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus' request, who told them that they should air their policy differences, Reuters quoted an official as saying.
Priebus' aim was "to get them on the same page", according to a senior administration official, CNN reported. Priebus also advised the two aides to "stop with the palace intrigue" and focus on the president's agenda.
According to a White House official, Priebus told the president that Bannon and Kushner had a good talk.
Rival factions have reportedly emerged in the White House after Trump assumed office on 20 January, with aides Bannon and Stephen Miller, who view themselves as nationalists are pitted against Kushner, economic adviser Gary Cohn and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell who consider themselves globalists, CNN reported.
According to former Trump advisers, Kushner is trying to steer the president towards more mainstream positions, while Bannon is bent on trying to maintain the nationalistic fervour that led to Trump's victory in the November election.
The White House rubbished rumours that claimed the president would be on the verge of a staff rejig. Lindsay Walters, a spokesperson for the White House said, "The only thing we are shaking up is the way Washington operates as we push the president's aggressive agenda forward."
Bannon was recently ousted from the principals committee on the National Security Council and Kushner was given a wider foreign policy portfolio.