Trump shapes White House, hires establishment figure, firebrand

U.S. President-elect Trump holds arms Republican National Committee Chairman Priebus while speaking at his election night rally in New YorkBy Susan Cornwell and Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump was weighing contenders for other top jobs in his administration after choosing Washington insider Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and firebrand outsider Stephen Bannon as senior counselor. Less than a week after his upset win over Democrat Hillary Clinton in last Tuesday’s presidential election, Trump’s choice on Sunday of Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman and friend of House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, could help him repair his strained relations with members of the Republican Party establishment.

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