Trump Names Priebus, Bannon As White House Staff


The US President-elect, Donald Trump has announced on  Sunday that Reince Priebus will serve as his Chief of Staff, while Stephen Bannon will serve as the Chief Strategist and Senior counselor.

Priebus is currently the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), while Bannon was the chief executive officer of Trump’s campaign.

Bannon previously served as the chairman of Breitbart News, an “alt-right” news site that supported Trump’s bid.

“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,” Trump said in a statement.

Both names had been floated as potential White House staff members in the days since the election.

Bannon said he looked forward to continuing working with Priebus after the election victory.

“We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory. We will have that same partnership in working to help President-elect Trump achieve his agenda,” Bannon said in a statement.

Priebus said it is “truly an honor” to serve the President-elect. “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 said. “He will be a great President for all Americans.”

Brietbart News tweeted about the announcement Sunday evening.

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