Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was named chief of staff for President-elect Donald Trump, the transition team announced Sunday.
Since Tuesday’s election, Priebus had been floated as a leading candidate for the post, along with Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon and former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Bannon, the former chairman of the conservative Breitbart News, was named Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor on Sunday. He was notably listed higher in the press release announcing the two appointments, suggesting that he will play a major role in the Trump administration.
Breitbart promulgated much of the white nationalist and racist rhetoric that served as a foundation of Trump’s presidential campaign. Bannon has also espoused white nationalist ― and reportedly anti-Semitic ― views of his own.