by Brian Hayes | Top Right News
President-elect Donald Trump announced on Sunday that Stephen K. Bannon will be the White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor, while Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff.
Some conservatives had pushed for Bannon in the Chief of Staff role, but Priebus has won praise for his abilities to keep all parties happy in the run-up to Trump’s election. And many feel he is Trump’s best choice to interface with a GOP Congress – most of whom he knows personally – to get the votes for the Trump agenda.
“Chief Strategist” is a new position created for Bannon by Mr. Trump. Bannon was instrumental in guiding Trump’s historic trouncing of Hillary Clinton by flipping Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio.
Priebus, the RNC Chair, angered #NeverTrump RINOs when he remained loyal to Trump, staunchly defending him after embarrassing tapes emerged, while fellow GOP leaders like Paul Ryan attacked the candidate.
“Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive,” stated a press release from Trump’s transition team on Sunday. “Bannon and Priebus will also work together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help lead the transition process in the run-up to Inauguration Day.”
“I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country,” stated President-elect Trump per the press release. “Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.”
Bannon, the former CEO of conservative media powerhouse Breitbart.com, responded to the position, saying, “I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to work with Reince in driving the agenda of the Trump Administration.”
“We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory,” Bannon added. “We will have that same partnership in working to help President-elect Trump achieve his agenda.”
BREAKING NEWS: RNC Chair Reince Priebus to be named President-elect Trump's chief of staff, sources tell Fox News
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“It is truly an honor to join President-elect Trump in the White House as his Chief of Staff,” Priebus stated of the annoucement. “I am very grateful to the President-elect for this opportunity to serve him and this nation as we work to create an economy that works for everyone, secure our borders, repeal and replace Obamacare and destroy radical Islamic terrorism. He will be a great President for all Americans.”