Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

8/18/2017 9:51 AM PDT

Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist (UPDATE)

Breaking News

10:22 AM PT -- Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, has just released a statement, saying, "White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."

Steve Bannon had to know his days were numbered when Trump threw shade a few days back, and now it's come to pass.

Bannon is out as Chief Strategist, and it also appears it was Trump's doing ... not Bannon's.

There's one report Bannon had submitted his resignation August 7, but the announcement was being held because of the violence in Charlottesville.

Bannon has been the chief architect of Trump's most draconian policies since January 20.

There's a working lunch with Trump and 20 administration officials Friday at Camp David ... Bannon was not on the list.