Reince Priebus, currently chairman of the Republican National Committee, will be the Chief of Staff in Trump’s White House. Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News will be chief strategist and senior counselor. The two men will work as partners as they have during the Trump campaign. Trump said in his announcement:
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 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,”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell pushed for Priebus to be Chief of Staff.
Reince Priebus is attempting to sooth various factions of the Republican Party and bring them together for the Trump administration. Preibus noted that Trump has become more conciliatory. Addressing Trump’s acceptance speech Preibus said,
“Once it was determined he was going to be the winner, he started looking at and thinking about that speech,” Priebus said on Fox News of Trump’s victory speech on Tuesday. “He said, ‘We’re going to calm the waters. We’re going to bring people together. We’re not going to brag.’ ”
Referring to Trump Priebus said,
“The guy in private is the gracious, personable guy that I’ve gotten to know. … I think that’s part of the reason why he won.
We all hope Trump continues on this path. I believe that he will. The campaign’s over and it’s time for Trump to act like the President he will become in two months. Quickly appointing members of his cabinet and advisors is a good start.