Exclusive–Rep. Mark Meadows: House Republicans Very Fortunate to Have Bannon, Priebus in Trump White House

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A leading conservative congressman told Breitbart News on Monday that he is very pleased President-elect Donald J. Trump selected Stephen K. Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor to lead his White House.

Steve Bannon is not only a very capable individual, but he’s someone who’s quietly been able to understand what the American people want and has been consistent in his message about that,” said Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.), who led the fight in 2015 to unseat Speaker John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio).

Meadow said he gives Bannon credit for Trump speaking consistently about his plans and concerns, rather than tailoring his message to his audience, so that everyone now knows what to expect.

“Whether it’s rebuilding urban areas–that would not normally play well in a rural area of North Carolina–President-elect Trump was consistent with that message in North Carolina, just as much as he was in Detroit, Michigan, and I think that is what the American people are going to reward–and Steve Bannon’s role in that must certainly be applauded.”

Bannon understands Trump and he serves him well as an adviser and sounding board, the congressman said. “He will let Donald Trump be the leader he really is.”

The North Carolinian said because of his fuller relationship with Bannon, he took it upon himself to reach out to his GOP House colleagues, so that he could share with them the nature of the man he knows.

Meadows said House Republicans are very fortunate to have both Bannon and Reince Priebus working in the Trump White House.

“We have two capable individuals, who  are going to help us return Washington, D.C., to its rightful owner,” he said.