US: Trump gives Priebus and Bannon key roles

    US: Trump gives Priebus and Bannon key roles

    Nov.14, NY: US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a conservative media chief.

    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be his chief of staff.

    In this role, he will set the tone for the new White House and act as a conduit to Congress and the government.

    Stephen Bannon, from the conservative Breitbart News Network, will serve as Mr Trump's chief strategist.

    Mr Bannon stepped aside temporarily as Breitbart's executive chairman to act as Mr Trump's campaign chief.

    The Republican candidate defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's presidential vote, in a result which shocked many, who had expected Mrs Clinton to win following favourable opinion polls.

    Mr Trump is due to take over at the White House on 20 January, when Barack Obama steps down after two terms in office.

    Meanwhile in the president-elect's first interview, with US broadcaster CBS, Mr Trump said:

    He would deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants with criminal links

    Future Supreme Court nominees would be "pro-life" and defend the constitutional right to bear arms

    He will not seek to overturn the legalisation of same-sex marriage

    He will forgo the president's $400,000 salary, taking $1 a year instead

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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