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 PriebusTrump Org hires former WH ethics lawyer to deal with congressional probes Trump's national security team is constant source of turnover The Democratic and Anti-democratic parties 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 BannonChris Christie claims Jared Kushner enacted 'hit job' as revenge for prosecuting father On immigration - Congress should not pay the hostage taker Schiff says Kushner, Bannon invoked ‘bogus privileges’ in testimonies before Congress 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.