Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump administration is the most "divided" in history as it grapples with congressional Republicans over conflicting legislative priorities, according to a report.

"No administration in history has been so divided among itself about the direction about where it should go," Bannon told the Washington Post, referring to the frustration felt by Trump aides as the president's legislative agenda continues to chafe with traditional conservative items.

Just hours after departing the West Wing, Bannon returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman following weeks of speculation he would be fired from his White House post.

Bannon also told the Post "it will all be sweetness and light, be one big happy family" if the Republican Party "gets behind the president."

While tensions in the White House were not the same as those evident across the nation, they were comparable, he said.

"It's still a divided country," Bannon continued. "Fifty percent of the people did not support President Trump. Most of those people do not support his policies in any way, shape or form."