With Stephen Bannon now out at the White House, a war is reportedly brewing between President Trump's former chief strategist and Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Vanity Fair's The Hive reported Sunday that after Bannon was fired Friday, he told a friend, "We're going to war." Kushner is reportedly his biggest enemy:
The chaotic, war-torn West Wing of the past six months will be prologue, but the coming struggles will be as personal as they are ideological, waged not with leaks but with slashing Breitbart banners. On Sunday, Breitbart took renewed aim at McMaster, with a headline claiming he advocated “Quran Kissing.” But most of all, there's a deep animosity between Bannon and Kushner, amplified by a lack of respect. Bannon finds Kushner's political instincts highly questionable. "He said Jared is a dope," one Bannon ally recalled. The two clashed fiercely on personnel decisions and policy debates, both domestic and international, many of which Bannon lost. [The Hive]
While Bannon was "tarred as a prime West Wing leaker" in recent weeks, his allies apparently suspect that Kushner has "cultivated a relationship with Matt Drudge, who frequently pushed anti-Bannon headlines" and also pushed Fox News chairman Rupert Murdoch to convince Trump to fire Bannon.
Back at Breitbart, Bannon has big plans for using the site to exact his revenge.
After months of contract negotiations, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. himself announced on Friday that he and Manny Pacquiao will meet in a much-anticipated welterweight fight on May 2, The Associated Press reports.
"I promised the fans we would get this done, and we did," Mayweather said. "I am the best ever, TBE, and this fight will be another opportunity to showcase my skills and do what I do best, which is win."
The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be jointly aired on competing networks Showtime and HBO. Mayweather reportedly won several concessions from the Pacquiao camp, including announcing the bout, entering the ring first, and a 60-40 purse split.
And that purse is expected to be the largest in boxing history — Mayweather could reportedly earn $120 million or more, and Pacquiao could expect a windfall of more than $80 million. Sarah Eberspacher
Fox News has landed an interview with potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the network announced today. Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren will jointly conduct the interview, which will be aired across both of their respective programs.
Set for Tuesday, June 17, the pre-recorded interview will begin at 6:45 p.m. ET on Baier's program and continue until 7:15 p.m. on Van Susteren's show. The interview will reportedly touch on a variety of topics including the 2016 election, Clinton's new book,and, of course, the 2012 attack in Benghazi. Jordan Valinsky