Bannon, Priebus to take the stage together at CPAC
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Two of President Trump’s top aides, chief of staff Reince PriebusReinhold (Reince) Richard PriebusDemocrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies Biden's is not a leaky ship of state — not yet Governor races to test COVID-19 response, Trump influence MORE and chief strategist Stephen Bannon, will speak at the high-profile Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) next week.

The event titled "A conversation with Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin Bannon'So interesting': Trump pitched on idea to run for House, become Speaker Democrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies Hillicon Valley: Parler's return to Apple store poses new challenges | Biden revokes Trump-era order targeting shield for website operators MORE and Reince Priebus" is set for Feb. 23.

The announcement that the two will take the stage together at CPAC on Thursday signals an expanding White House presence at the annual conservative meeting. Vice President Pence is also set to speak at the conference.


Bannon and Priebus have been at the center of reports of division in the Trump White House that have portrayed the two men as at odds with each other.

They pushed back on the rumors Wednesday in a joint phone call with The Hill, denying friction between the two.

Bannon, the former executive chairman of the right-wing Breitbart News, has emerged as a controversial figure in the Trump administration for his nationalist and populist political views.

CPAC, an annual conservative gathering that draws various GOP speakers and politicians, will this year also feature far-right provocateur and Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos, organizers announced Saturday.

Yiannopoulos made headlines earlier this month when protesters opposing his planned speech at the University of California-Berkeley clashed with police.