President- elect Donald Trump named his top two advisers on Sunday, signaling an aggressive agenda and setting up what could be a battle within the White House between the populist, outsider forces that propelled his winning campaign and the party establishment that dominates Washington .
Trump named Reince Priebus, the
head of the Republican National
Committee , as his chief of staff . In
appointing Priebus, 44 , Trump has
brought into his White House a
Washington insider who is viewed as broadly acceptable by vast swaths of the party, and he signaled a willingness to work within the establishment he assailed on the campaign trail.
But the president- elect sent an
opposing signal by tapping Stephen K. Bannon , his combative campaign chief and former head of the incendiary Breitbart News , as his chief strategist and senior counselor . Bannon, 62 , has openly attacked congressional leadership , taking particular aim at House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R – Wis .)
— who recommended Priebus for his new job.