President-elect Donald Trump named RNC chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Stephen Bannon, the former head of the alt-right news site Breitbart, will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.
Interestingly, Bannon was listed first in Trump’s statement.
New York Times: “Mr. Trump’s choice is certain to anger some of his most conservative supporters, many of whom expect him to battle the Washington establishment over issues like taxes, immigration, trade, health care and the environment. They view Mr. Priebus as a deal maker who will be too eager to push the new president toward compromise.”
Politico: “Priebus will bring to the White House a more functional relationship with congressional leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Bannon had used Breitbart to undermine Ryan, whom Trump clashed with repeatedly throughout his campaign.”Save to Favorites