Priebus, speaking Monday on “Fox & Friends,” said he and Bannon are on the same page when it comes to advancing the agenda of a Trump administration, and downplayed the criticism. The Anti-Defamation League also expressed its outrage over Bannon’s appointment, calling it a “sad day.”
One of Reince Priebus’ first duties after being named chief of staff by President-elect Donald Trump was to defend another of his new boss’s appointments, Stephen Bannon.
Bannon, the bare-knuckle media executive who led conservative news site Breitbart until taking on the role of Trump’s campaign CEO in August, is credited with blazing a populist path that helped make Trump the president-elect. But his appointment as chief strategist and senior counselor prompted critics to charge he could propel Trump down a more xenophobic path.
Priebus, speaking Monday on “Fox & Friends,” said he and Bannon are on the same page when it comes…