Priebus: Treasury pick will be 'lockstep' with Trump

Reince Priebus says there's no need to worry that President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Treasury Department will favor Wall Street.

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Trump's incoming White House chief of staff on Wednesday said Steve Mnuchin will be in "lockstep" with Trump and focused on helping American workers.

“Steve is going to be lockstep with the vision of Donald Trump and Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump announces plan to distribute 100M rapid COVID-19 tests to states Fears grow of chaotic election Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office MORE. I mean, there’s just no question about it,” Priebus told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

"They wouldn’t be offered a position if they didn’t follow suit with the exact things that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE wanted." 

Mnuchin, a former partner at Goldman Sachs with an estimated net worth of $40 million, confirmed Wednesday morning that Trump selected him to serve as the Treasury secretary. 

“In fact, Steve Mnuchin was part of writing that 100-day plan and that speech that Donald Trump gave a few weeks ago about what the first 100 days would be like,” Priebus added.

Mnuchin previously was the national finance chairman for Trump’s presidential campaign.