The Daily Beast reported that fighting had been nonstop between Bannon and Kushner for weeks and that the two often clashed face-to-face. One official told the news outlet that Bannon said Kushner was trying to “shiv him and push him out the door.” They said Bannon recently vented about Kushner “being a ‘globalist’ and a ‘cuck.'”
“He actually said ‘cuck,’ as in ‘cuckservative,'” they said.
A senior official told The Daily Beast the friction between the Bannon and Kushner camps boiled down to policy. They said there was tension “on trade, health care, immigration, taxes, [terrorism] — you name it.”
Bannon is frequently described as a populist and a nationalist, and Trump embraced some of these sentiments on the campaign trail as he appealed to voters with an “America First” message. Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, is seen as a more moderating force on Trump.