Trump taps GOP's Priebus as chief of staff; Bannon as senior advisor

PBS NewsHourr Weekend looks at Trump appointments / Headline Surfer®As President-elect Donald Trump begins his transition to the most powerful office in the world, how will his administration move on from a contentious race? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Alison Stewart for more analysis as shown in this PBS Newshour video download from YouTube.

President-elect tapped Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee to be his White House chief of staff, turning to a true Washington insider whose connections with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan, is expected to help Trump get Congress to back his agenda after he's sworn in in January as president.

Trump also named David Bannon as his senior counselor and chief West Wing strategist.

Both appointments were widely expected by the billionaire Washington outsider who shocked the nation and thje world by defeating Hillary Clinton for the presidency.

-- Henry Frederick, Headline Surfer


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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.