In the end, the master provocateur ended up provoking the wrong person in the wrong way at the wrong time.
Up until only a few months ago, Steve Bannon was arguably the second most powerful man in Washington. The president's one-time chief strategist was the puller of strings, the Trump-whisperer, revelling in his role as an agent of chaos.
Barely 17 months ago, he was among "the best talent in politics" - in Trump's words.
Now, he's merely "Sloppy Steve", the latest person unfortunate enough to be slapped with a derogatory nickname by the US president.
The reason? Bannon was quoted in a new book saying several things that appear to have made his former boss unhappy.
Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42636667