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Trump picks Priebus as White House chief of staff, Bannon as top adviser

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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:46 PM
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It appears Trump is starting to fill his important positions.

Reince Priebus is a longtime GOP er, and one of the longest chairman of the republican party and will be Trump's chief of staff.

Steve Bonnon is Trump's pick for Chief Strategist, he was Trump's campaign CEO.


Donald Trump named Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus his new chief of staff Sunday, placing the longtime GOP operative in one of the most powerful positions in the White House, according to a statement from the campaign.
Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign CEO and executive chairman of Breitbart News, was announced as a chief strategist and senior counselor.

"Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again," Trump said in the release.
The campaign statement, which listed Bannon's role first, referred to the two men as "equal partners."
"Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive," it said.
Priebus should be a reassuring presence to establishment Republicans still uncertain about what a Trump White House will look like. The pick signals that Trump may look to build bridges in Washington and keep continuity with longtime Republican agendas, as opposed to make waves from the beginning.
Priebus is among the longest serving chairmen of the Republican Party, and has generally been popular amid different factions within the party. He is largely credited with building the ground game that elected Trump and with helping to unite his party after a divisive primary that resulted in many Republicans shunning Trump's nomination.


www.cnn.com...




posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Preibus is an establishment guy. The more things change, the more they stay the same.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

The Freedom Caucus warned him about choosing Priebus as his chief of staff. So he's already undermined his own majority. I have a strong intuition this is going to be the theme for the next 4 years.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable
a reply to: seasonal

Preibus is an establishment guy. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

And Bonnon is not an establishment guy.

You can't fill a cabinet without any establishments guys. You need a bridge to be able to deal with DC.

Preibus however chose to back Trump and went against the GOP establishment. That is anti-establishment in the current climate.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Yes he is a long time GOPer, I hope this was a hire to help get things done.

Of course traditionally there is a way things get done, Trump doesn't strike me as a traditional guy.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: UnBreakable

Preibus is an establishment guy. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Did you expect anything less?

What utterly astounds me is that every time a new president comes to power, people actually expect him to implement the radical changes he spewed during his campaign.

And every time, it never happens. Yet people continue to fall for it every time. Such is the collective mental illness that allows political governance to be perpetuated. It's truly disturbing and greatly disheartening to watch people be deluded over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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And every time, it never happens. Yet people continue to fall for it every time. Such is the collective mental illness that allows political governance to be perpetuated. It's truly disturbing and greatly disheartening to watch people be deluded over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

The system counts on what ever product we elect that they are the answer to all societies ills.

If this stops then everything stops.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 03:58 PM
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: UnBreakable

Trump is also imploring Americans from across the country to apply for positions on the transition team.

Serve America

To think Trump can do it alone is ludicrous. The people who wanted change might have to help for once.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: MysticPearl


Preibus however chose to back Trump and went against the GOP establishment. That is anti-establishment in the current climate.


Yeah, but then they'll all say "we were wrong, now let's go meet in the backroom of our favorite restaurant and as stated as above. "The more things change the more they stay the same".



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
a reply to: UnBreakable

Trump is also imploring Americans from across the country to apply for positions on the transition team.

Serve America

To think Trump can do it alone is ludicrous. The people who wanted change might have to help for once.


You all have your chance.

You can be the difference!!
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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If you want to protect your computers......you hire the best hacker you can find to do the job.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:24 PM
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Trump is goin to change washington my ass, the excuses are already coming out from the usual suspects.

But trump is a straight shooter hehehe, gonna be a blast for the next 4 years.
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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Trump is gonna #DrainTheSwamp
great...who's your first pic?

Alligator Jackson the swamprat extrodinaire.

....so 2020 then



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

I think it is going to be a roller coaster ride.



posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

You said the same about Trump losing. How did that work out for you? Maybe it's time we wait and see and go from there instead of making silly predictions.
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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I actually think he made the right choices here.

Bannon as Chief Strategist works with Trump to chart the course.

Priebus is the inside guy responsible for getting the right people in the room and on board with the "course" to get it done.

It's the difference between strategy & tactics. And you *need* both.

Makes perfect sense to me.


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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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the SERVE AMERICA link has this passage... added Priebus.
“I am very grateful to the President-elect for this opportunity to serve him and this nation as we work to create an economy that works for everyone,
secure our borders,
repeal and replace Obamacare
and destroy radical Islamic terrorism..."




I'm ready to help somehow to address the repeal/replacement of ACA (Obamacare)
and eliminating radical-Jihadist-Terror as a sect or model for Islam


I have no leanings of creating secure borders...nor of re-creating an industrial infrastructure base for an all inclusive strategic economy which 'works for everyone' ~ (that might be a problem with incorporating socialism into a capitalism oriented ideal)


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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Trump is goin to change washington my ass, the excuses are already coming out from the usual suspects.

But trump is a straight shooter hehehe, gonna be a blast for the next 4 years.

So far, you've been wrong about everything you've typed over recent months.

Why?

You simply post based off emotion.
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posted on Nov, 13 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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This was a smart move.
One of the main jobs of Chief of Staff is to negotiate with Congress to implement the president’s agenda.
To get that done, he needs someone who knows Congress and who they will work with.
He also needs someone loyal to him, and Priebus did stick with him through a difficult campaign.

This shows that Trump is making smart moves to select people who can actually do the job.

Did really people really think that drain the swamp meant that Trump was going to fire the entire government?
He needs to clean things up smartly from the inside, and he is going to need some loyal insiders to help with that.



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