A top aide to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE on Monday slammed the media's coverage of Steve Bannon's appointment as White House chief strategist and senior counselor.

“What I think is frustrating is when we see so much news coverage, particularly on this network, unfortunately, on the issues that divide us after the election,” Jason Miller, communications director for Trump’s transition team, said Monday on CNN’s “New Day.”

“I think it’s irresponsible, to be frank with you,” he told host Chris Cuomo. "I think we’re seeing so many good things of people coming together.


“There is this unifying feeling coming out of what was the campaign and now moving to becoming president. That’s really where our focus is.”

Trump on Sunday announced that Bannon, his campaign’s CEO, would join his White House in a senior role alongside incoming chief of staff and current Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

Democrats and civil rights groups have voiced alarm over Bannon's appointment, citing the former Breitbart News chairman’s ties to the “alt-right movement.”

Detractors say the far-right ideology is often synonymous with white nationalism, anti-Semitism and animosity toward minorities.

“There must be no sugarcoating the reality that a white nationalist has been named chief strategist for the Trump Administration,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement Monday.

Miller on Monday said Bannon has always focused on executing Trump’s plans for America rather than his own.

“Since day one, when Mr. Bannon joined Mr. Trump’s operation and now heading into the White House, his job has been to help Mr. Trump implement his vision. He’s done exactly that and he’s done a fantastic job.”

Miller said Bannon and Priebus would work “hand-in-glove” together and bring their forward momentum from the campaign trail into the Oval Office.

“This is going to be a good team that, No. 1, gets Mr. Trump across the finish line,” he said of the Republican billionaire. "They put together the plan and work seamlessly together."