The Guardian: Stephen Bannon and Reince Priebus to lead Trump's White House
Chief of staff rewarded for campaign loyalty and former executive chair of far-right Breitbart News is ‘senior counselor’
Donald Trump has named Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff, rewarding a loyalist to his party and its long-serving chairman by making him his top aide in the Oval Office. But he also named Steve Bannon, the head of his campaign and of the far-right website Breitbart, as his “chief strategist and senior counselor”.
The statement announcing Trump’s decision named Bannon first, despite the vague title of his role. It said he and Priebus would work as “equal partners”.
“Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory,” Trump said. “Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.”
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WNU Editor: I have been asked on what is my take on Donald Trump's appointments of Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff and Steve Bannon as his “chief strategist and senior counsellor”. There is not much to say .... both men were instrumental (as well as Kellyanne Conway) in putting together a winning strategy that was successful in defeating the Clintons .... no mean feat for anyone .... and this is their reward. Many in the press are speculating that there is going to be a lot dissension in a Donald Trump administration (see above video) .... but I do not think so. They are going to be running the biggest institution in the U.S. .... that alone is going to keep them focused and busy for the foreseeable future. But for opponents to Donald Trump .... the appointment of Steve Bannon is going to be red meat for them for as long as he is there.