Donald Trump Makes Two Key Appointments

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUS President-elect, Donald Trump, has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a conservative media chief.

Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, will be his Chief of Staff while Stephen Bannon, from the right-wing Breitbart News Network, will serve as Mr Trump’s Chief Strategist.

In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the transition team emphasized that the two men would work “as equal partners to transform the federal government”.

Mr Trump described Mr Priebus and Mr Bannon as “highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory”.

Mr Bannon said on Sunday: “I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to work with Reince in driving the agenda of the Trump administration.

“We had a very successful partnership on the campaign, one that led to victory. We will have that same partnership in working to help President-elect Trump achieve his agenda.”

US Election: Donald Trump Overhauls Campaign Team Again

Donald Trump, us election, campaign teamAs the United States presidential election draws nearer, Republican candidate, Donald Trump has overhauled his campaign team for the second time in two months, bringing in a new manager and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Pollster, Kellyanne Conway becomes campaign manager and Stephen Bannon of Breitbart news the CEO, while Paul Manafort remains as campaign chairman.

The change of leadership comes after Mr Trump sees his poll ratings slip since the party conventions last month.

He trails Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton both nationally and in key battleground states.

The New York businessman has faced calls from some republicans to tone down his fiery rhetoric, in the wake of a number of controversial comments in the past two weeks and the subsequent drop in poll ratings.

However, it appears Mr Trump wants to stand by the campaign style that won him the republican nomination.