Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff: What to know about the RNC chairman

President-elect Donald Trump named Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, as his chief of staff on Nov. 13, 2016.

Priebus, along with former head of Breitbart News Steve Bannon, will be “working as equal partners to transform the federal government,” Trump said in the statement. Bannon was appointed as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president.

Despite Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of establishment politicians, Priebus is a Washington insider who is expected to help restore Trump’s relationship with Republican Party leaders.

Here are seven things to know about Trump’s new right-hand man.

Nicole Brown