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Monday, 14 November 2016

Trump picks Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff, Stephen Bannon as Chief Strategist

U.S President-elect, Donald Trump has chosen Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to serve in the influential position of White House Chief of Staff.


He also named Stephen Bannon, his campaign chairman and former head of the conservative Breitbart News, as his Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor.

The choice of Priebus, a loyal campaign ally to Trump, who has close ties with House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, signaled a willingness to work with Ryan and the Republican-led Congress to get his agenda passed.
 
"I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country. 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," Trump said in a statement.


Trump, who will take office on Jan. 20, 2017 and will succeed Democratic President Barack Obama.


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