President-elect, Donald Trump has announced his first set of appointments, months before he resumes office as President. The appointment of his Chief of Staff and Chief strategist ended weeks of speculation over who Trump was likely to pick.
Trump named the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus as his Chief of staff and Stephen Bannon as his Chief strategist and senior counselor.
“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.
Priebus has close ties to Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan and was always considered favorite for the appointment.
While announcing the appointment, Trump said, “I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country,”