Trump Names Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff

Trump has chosen Republican Chair Ron Priebus as his Chief of Staff. He named Steve Bannon his "senior strategist and chief counselor."

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Sunday that Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus will be his chief of staff and Steve Bannon, the former chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News, will serve as his senior strategist and chief counselor.

The announcement says they will be “equal partners”. White House staff appoints don't require Senate confirmation. They include: [More...]

  • Chief of Staff
  • Deputy Chiefs of Staff
  • Counsel to the President
  • Personnel
  • National Security Advisor
  • Director of National Economic Council
  • Director of Domestic Policy Council
  • Assistant to the President for Communications
  • Press Secretary

Honestly, I could care less who his aides are. I don't even know why I wrote this.

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    Then the acid kicked in. (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 04:51:04 PM EST
    Oh, wait, I haven't dropped acid since 1986. This is real. My bad.

    No $hit (none / 0) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 05:20:00 PM EST

    that comment was deleted (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 05:58:17 PM EST
    for being potentially libelous.

    You may not call people those names here.


    Bannon created the alt right (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 06:04:39 PM EST
    Is that okay to say?

    And is it okay to say that many neo Nazis find sanctuary in the alt right?


    that is okay (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 12:20:47 AM EST
    You just can't call any specific living individual one of those names

    Everyone on Twitter is losing it J (none / 0) (#6)
    by Militarytracy on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 06:10:43 PM EST
    Saying giving Steve Bannon a job in the White House is the same as giving one to David Duke.

    Are you sure the comment was libelous?


    it's not for me to judge (none / 0) (#8)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 12:29:08 AM EST
    I just don't want to get sued for potentially libelous comments. There are so many other ways to make your point. You can point out specific things he's endorsed or people who support him. But Twitter is no arbiter of reality. It's people, mostly anonymous, posting whatever emotion they are feeling at the moment. It's stays up forever. And I can't read every comment here, so please, don't put me in the cross-hairs.

    Another way to do is to say "he comes across to me as a ..... Geraldo would always preface that with "in my constitutionally protected opinion". I think if you just say the guy makes you want to retch, we'll all know why without me getting sued.

    Obviously it's not the cost of legal fees, I'm sure many qualified lawyers woul offer to do if for free. But in the unlikely evently they lost my law suit, only I would be stuck holding the bill to the plaintiff. And I don't fee like going through bankruptcy at my age over waht somene siad in an emotional moment on my blog. I think I've warned evyerone mutliple times, but his stuff gets dicey. So help me out, take a few more minutes contructing your comment and leave the accusations out, and welllbe find..


    SITE VIOLATOR. (none / 0) (#10)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 08:37:32 PM EST

    How do you know? (none / 0) (#11)
    by Peter G on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 10:14:28 PM EST
    Could be a trenchant comment, for all the Arabic I know.