Donald Trump names Reince Preibus as his Chief of Staff
Donald Trump, who won election running as an outsider vowing to end Washington corruption, has named Republican establishment insider and head of the Republican National Committee Reince Preibus as his Chief of Staff.
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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, according to Trump’s campaign.
In choosing Priebus, 44, Trump has tapped a Washington insider who is viewed as broadly acceptable by vast swaths of the Republican Party. Priebus was recommended by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and will be a bridge between the White House and the Republican-led Congress, as well as the heads of Cabinet agencies.
The choice signals Trump’s willingness to work within the very establishment he assailed on the campaign trail. Priebus, a lawyer and longtime Wisconsin political operative, has been head of the RNC since 2011 and is well liked within Washington after years of forging ties with Republican leaders and lawmakers. He will undoubtedly start to smooth over residual friction from a campaign during which a number of Republicans refused to endorse Trump
I am not a big fan of Reince Preibus and I wonder how this is going to play with Trump supporters who want to see him take on the establishment, however he does need to have somebody on his staff who knows the inner workings of the party and Washington if he wants to get any of his agenda passed by members of his party who opposed him during the election.
Some of the #NeverTrump websites and groups are already attacking this decision but in my mind this reeks of sour grapes and these websites and groups are quickly losing credibility in my opinion. At some point you have to admit you lost and move on. At this point I lump these websites and groups in with the Democratic protesters who refuse to accept the outcome of the election, they are just going about it in a different manner.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium