At the Mar a Lago on Friday, a group of croquet players and guests mingled, but a more important meeting was also taking place. Bannon and Kushner attempted to work out their differences during a peace brokering meeting at an out of the way table. Kushner and Bannon have carried on a public spat that has included Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus and other Republican and Trump administration officials. Many of their problems stem from ideological differences and diametrically opposed views as to where the Trump White House should move forward concerning agenda and viewpoint. Aides have claimed that Bannon has accused the Kushner side of attempting to push him out of his position as the right hand to President Trump. They also report that Bannon has called the Jewish Kushner names behind his back, some of them with anti-Semitic overtones. Reports also suggest that Bannon and Kushner often argue face to face. The story got to be so relevant that President Trump, who thrives in chaos, called for an end to the in fighting.
"We gotta work this out," said Trump to the duoon Thursday, according to one White House official. "Cut it out."
Priebus, who reportedly coordinated the meeting, contacted President Trump afterwards and reported that the meeting went well and that they had a good, productive talk.