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Ivanka Trump reportedly cursed out Stephen Bannon in the Oval Office

Stephen Bannon's war against Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump was so nasty that at one Oval Office meeting intended to clear the air, President Trump's daughter reportedly cursed out the then-chief strategist. "The railhead of all bad decisions is the same railhead," Bannon vented to Vanity Fair. "Javanka."

Although Bannon reserves a special loathing for Kushner — he claims he told Trump's son-in-law that "we make a lot of bad decisions, and the bad decisions have to do with you" — Bannon also harbors a dislike of the eldest Trump daughter. "Ivanka was a fount of bad advice during the campaign," Bannon claimed.

Prior to Bannon's eventual ousting, things came to a head:

The relationship between Kushner and Bannon worsened through the spring. At one point, Bannon said, [President] Trump called an Oval Office meeting to broker peace. Attending were Bannon, Kushner, and Ivanka Trump. She blamed Bannon for the leaks.

"She's the queen of leaks," Bannon argued back.

"You're a f--king liar!" Ivanka said.

[President] Trump tried to adjudicate, but the meeting did little to diffuse tensions. [Vanity Fair]

Read the full story of Bannon's time in the White House, and what he just might do next, at Vanity Fair.