Trump Appoints COS, Chief StrategistLatest News, U.S./Canada, World News Monday, November 14th, 2016
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has announced the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Mr. Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff (COS).
Similarly, Trump has named Mr. Stephen Bannon, from the Breitbart News Network, as his Chief strategist.
Priebus in his role will set the tone for the new White House and act as a conduit to Congress and the government.
The 44-year-old Priebus, acted as a bridge between Mr. Trump and the Republican Party establishment during the campaign.
He is also very close to the House Speaker Paul Ryan, (a fellow Wisconsinite), who could be instrumental in steering the new administration’s legislative agenda.
It would be recalled Mr. Bannon stepped aside as the Executive Chairman of Breitbart – a combative conservative site with an anti-establishment agenda that critics accuse of xenophobia and misogyny to be appointed as Mr. Trump’s campaign chief.
Mr. Bannon was a former naval officer; investment banker and Hollywood producer. He took over Breitbart in 2012, when he promised to make it the “Huffington Post of the right”.
Mr. Trump in a statement by his campaign described Mr. Priebus and Mr. Bannon as “highly qualified leaders who worked well together on ‘’our campaign and led us to a historic victory”.
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