As Steve Bannon calls for the top economic adviser to quit, Reuters sources say the pair’s relationship has deteriorated since Charlottesville criticism

A fraying relationship between US president Donald Trump and his economic adviser Gary Cohn has raised questions about how long the former Goldman Sachs banker will stay in his job, according to sources close to the White House.

As former White House strategist Steve Bannon said Cohn “should resign” for criticising the president’s comments about the Charlottesville violence last month, one source said concern had grown among Cohn’s allies over the past 24 hours that he might be pressured to leave.

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