Paul Ryan on Sunday said he has “no concerns” about President-elect Donald Trump hiring one of the speaker’s longtime critics as his chief of staff: Breitbart chief Steve Bannon.
“I’ve never met the guy,” Ryan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I don’t know Steve Bannon so I have no concerns. I trust Donald’s judgment. I think he will pick who will best serve him, and I’m sure we will work well with whomever his chief of staff is.”
Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart who joined Trump’s campaign in August as CEO, is believed to be one of two finalists for the top White House post. The other is Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, a close Ryan ally and fellow Wisconsinite. Trump is expected to announce his chief of staff within days.
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