Lawmakers, pundits react to Bannon, Priebus White House roles
Twitter users reacted Sunday to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that Reince Priebus will serve as his chief of staff and Stephen Bannon will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor.
Reince will be an outstanding Chief of Staff! Congrats to our fellow cheesehead!
— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 13, 2016
Let’s be real. Reince is going to make the trains run while Trump and Bannon brainstorm new conspiracy theories
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 13, 2016
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) November 13, 2016
I’m very proud and excited for my friend @Reince. Congrats!
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 13, 2016
— Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) November 13, 2016
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) November 13, 2016
Reid spox: Bannon’s new WH position “signals that White Supremacists will be represented at the highest levels in Trump’s White House.” pic.twitter.com/oIl3J5gIXY
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) November 14, 2016
Selection of Steve Bannon for senior WH role unsurprising but alarming. His alt-right, anti-Semitic & misogynistic views don’t belong in WH
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) November 13, 2016
Oh, hell! White supremacist, anti gay, anti Semite, vindictive, scary-ass dude named Senior Strategist. After vomiting, be afraid, America. https://t.co/cZvP3vccjS
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 13, 2016
Just to be clear news media, the next president named a racist, anti-semite as the co-equal of the chief of staff. #NotNormal
— John Weaver (@JWGOP) November 13, 2016
So y’all aren’t worried about Bannon having access to State secrets? Just think of him as a racist homebrewed server, should get you angry.
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) November 13, 2016
Bannon with top WH position should surprise no one.
Unrealistic to expect Pres Trump is suddenly different person from candidate Trump.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) November 13, 2016
Let’s hope that @Reince has influence to check bigotry of Bannon, more so than during campaign phase. Our liberty is riding on it.
— Mindy Finn (@mindyfinn) November 13, 2016
Bannon has been widely criticized by the left for articles Brietbart ran while he was in charge.
They highlighted some of Breitbart’s controversial headlines, including one about Never Trump Republican and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol: “Republican spoiler, renegade Jew.