Old meets new in Conservative leadership
Donald Trump’s ascension to office will be met with a cautiously optimistic Republican party. While supportive of his Reagan-esque free market stances and social conservative values (and running mate), policies such as trade protection and Trump’s CEO-style of delegation may be a bit harder to swallow. Nevertheless, early supporters of Trump are expected to benefit the most from his victory–earning a place on his executive team.
Below: Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, will be the face of the traditional Republican party in working with Trump
A wide array of names make the short list
With speculations flying, The New York Times offers a shortlist on who could end up in Trump’s cabinet–with names ranging from Washington insiders to private sector titans.
Below: Trump and top surrogate Chris Christie (R-NJ), who is believed to land a spot in the Trump administration
Trump’s pick for leading role in government draws ire from many
Democrats, interest groups, and moderate Republicans alike have expressed deeply rooted anger over Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon, Breitbart CEO, as the White House Chief Strategist yesterday. Breitbart, the primary news source for the alt-right, is accused by many of being racist and sexist, among other things, allegations that Trump has faced throughout his campaign.
Below: Steve Bannon, Trump’s pick for White House Chief Strategist
Trump’s picks attempt to appease all Republican factions
Trump surprised few with his confirmation of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff in his administration. Steven Bannon, Breitbart CEO, will be the Chief Strategist for Trump, in a move likely to appease the anti-establishment and alt-right bases that propelled him to the Presidency.
Below: RNC Chairman and future White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus