Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus will serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Trump’s transition team announced Sunday.
The Daily Caller previously reported that Priebus and former Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon were being considered for the position. Trump’s transition team announced that Bannon will serve as Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor.
[dcquiz] Bannon and Priebus have represented two wings of the Republican Party. Bannon has reportedly been fiercely opposed to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, while Priebus and Ryan are friends.
“I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country,” President-elect Trump said. “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 said in a statement, “I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to work with Reince in driving the agenda of the Trump Administration. We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory.”
“It is truly an honor to join President-elect Trump in the White House as his Chief of Staff. 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 will be a great President for all Americans,” Priebus added.