November 14, 2016
I probably would have preferred Bannon as chief-of-staff and Priebus as press secretary.
But apparently Trump views Reince as a Washington insider who also loyal to him and can be a go-between between the administration and the old GOP establishment. And I think he knows what he’s doing here.
He’s surrounded himself with the right people this entire election, so there’s no reason to believe he’ll stop doing that now.
Less than a week after his election, Donald Trump has begun to fill out the team he plans to bring with him to the White House. The president-elect announced Sunday that he has selected Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus to serve as chief of staff in his incoming administration.
In the same announcement, Priebus’ appointment shared top billing with the news that Trump campaign CEO Stephen K. Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.
“I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country,” said Trump said in the emailed statement. “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.”
The dual selections are likely to send two separate signals to those closely watching Trump’s transition into power.
The choice of Priebus, who has served as party chairman since 2011, suggests conciliation toward the establishment Republicans with whom Trump has often shared a strained relationship. A veteran GOP operative, Priebus is well accustomed to the capital’s corridors of power. As NPR’s Eyder Peralta reports for our NewsCast unit, “In Priebus, Trump finds a Washington insider” — and one who stayed loyal to Trump during a frequently rocky campaign.
“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,” Priebus said in the statement.
To his credit, Reince has been loyal to Trump since he got the nomination. And at least for the first two years, he is going to have to work with a lot of these cucks who hate his guts. So a go-between is absolutely necessary.
The kike media, which is now portraying Trump as a cuck who is going back on everything – even though he has gone back on nothing – is saying he’s planning to fill his administration with “insiders.”
However, given the current state of politics, everyone in the government is an “insider,” except for Jeff Sessions. And he can’t bring in only people will no previous political experience. So he is bringing in the same “insiders” who have been supporting him for a year now. We’re going to see Christie, Giuliani, Gingrich, etc. People who were in early on, who Trump trusts.
I think he should make Sean Hannity press secretary though.