Reince Priebus is officially Donald Trumps’s Chief of Staff. The official announcement came on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The Trump office also announced Stephen Bannon as Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor.
The go-forward plan to staff up the inner core of the Trump Administration will accelerate.
Priebus is a wise choice if for no other reason than his intimate knowledge of the GOP machinery and it array of personalities.
Reince is hardly a rookie. He has run for office in Wisconsin, been chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party and was influential in the development of Wisconsin’s Tea Party.
After three terms and the head of the RNC, Priebus, will be empowered with the running the President’s White House machinery.
Donald Trump tipped his hand and preference for Priebus during his acceptance speech on election eve. Other than Vice President Elect, Mike Pence, Priebus was the only person invited to the microphone to speak. And, he made certain he understood his role, calling Trump the next President of the United States.
Priebus is a fiscal conservative and, although he has held his political beliefs close to the vest, there is no doubt he is a part of the conservative political core. He is a masterful communicator, often appearing a bit bashful, while maintaining down home style of speech. Soft spoken and rarely confrontational, Priebus is a style match for Trump.
On the issues, Priebus is one of the more thoroughly versed and his ability to articulate the Trump policy will be evident starting Monday morning, November 14, 2016.
We should not be fooled by Priebus’ humble style, it’s a strength and his delivery makes it difficult to assault him in interviews. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and all the rest of the mainstream media all like him, personally. Nonetheless, because he will be Trump’s front man, we can anticipate the left-leaning press to douse him with their acidic attacks aimed at Trump’s policies.
No doubt, the demotion of Gov. Chris Christie and the elevation of Vice President-Elect Mike Pence as the head of Trump’s transition team creates confidence among conservatives. The confidence level will continue to arise, so long as Trump remains fully committed to a conservative cabinet.
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