Donald Trump names Reince Priebus as chief of staff
- Author: Delores Daniels Nov 14, 2016,
Nov 14, 2016, 0:54
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday that he was not anxious about Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart, an alt-right news website, being appointed as President-elect Donald Trump's chief of staff. As party chair, Priebus has longstanding relationships with both Republican leaders in Congress, speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Bannon is expected to be named senior counselor to the president, the sources told Fox News.
Perhaps the deepest schism is between Stephen K. Bannon, the conservative provocateur and media entrepreneur who was Trump's campaign chairman, and Reince Priebus, the Republican Party chairman who came to terms with Trump's candidacy.
He we was singled out for praise in Trump's acceptance speech on the morning of November 9 when the president-elect called Priebus "a superstar" and compared him to triple-crown winning race horse Secretariat.
"It is truly an honor to join President-elect Trump in the White House as his chief of staff", Priebus said. He managed to tame the presidential debate process, pulled off a successful convention against strong headwinds, and built a turnout operation that some analysts have credited with helping Mr. Trump over the finish line Tuesday.
"Reince is really a star and he is the hardest-working guy", Trump said. "Imminent means coming soon". "I feel blessed to have gotten my shot". "When you give me a bad story or when you give me an inaccurate story or when somebody other than you (does so). I'm calling for responsibility and maturity and decency from someone who has held one of the highest positions in our government", Conway said. "He was congratulated, and I think they resolved to work together".
Trump is drawing mainly from a pool of trusted aides and supporters, according to people familiar with the campaign.
A Japanese official said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be in NY on Thursday to meet with the incoming U.S. President. Priebus is a Washington insider, an association which Trump largely campaigned against. Many protesters pointed out that Clinton will likely win the popular vote over Trump.