Mr. Priebus, who had had some friction with the billionaire during the campaign, is also back on the willingness of the President-elect to spend time with his predecessor, Barack Obama, to ensure a smooth transition between the two administrations. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate-watch group, has accused Breitbart of explicitly embracing ethno-nationalism. But now Trump is signaling that the far right wing of the party will be going with him to the White House, where it will have a chance to influence policy, as well. It also ran a headline in May 2016 calling anti-Trump, neoconservative commentator Bill Kristol a "Renegade Jew".
But its supporters include neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
"I want to thank President-elect Trump for the opportunity to work with Reince in driving the agenda of the Trump Administration", Bannon said.
The choice of Washington insider Reince Priebus as chief of staff was seen as a conciliatory signal of Trump's willingness to work with Congress after he takes office.
Breitbart accused Yousaf of wanting "Scotland to throw the doors open to migrants from around the world", adding: "He has long campaigned for Scotland to accept "Palestinian refugees" after Yousaf said the United Kingdom had "a moral obligation to do more to help". "And then for us to be seen as integral to the election of a president, despite all of that hatred, is something that we certainly enjoy, and savor". Here's a guy who's Harvard Business School, he was a 10-year naval officer, London School of Economics, I believe. He was a force for good on the campaign at every level that I saw, all the time.
While Breitbart has been criticized for appealing to white nationalists and anti-Semites, the website also employs Jewish staff members and has largely been pro-Israel in its coverage of the Jewish state. His ex-wife said in court papers obtained by The Associated Press that Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school almost a decade ago.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration, a senior Trump official said on Monday - another indication the president-elect is putting a prize on loyalty as he narrows down his Cabinet picks.
"We call on President-elect Trump to appoint and nominate Americans committed to the well-being of all our country's people and who exemplify the values of pluralism and tolerance that make our country great", the statement said.
The transition is bad news for an already allegedly beleaguered Trump, who reportedly appeared "surprised" by the scope of his new role last week, and whose own transition team is behind schedule.
Trump talked tough about immigration on the campaign trail, including proposing building a wall along the border of USA and Mexico and deporting the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally.
Andrew Breitbart despised racism.
The markets confirmed their renewed confidence Monday, the index star of the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones opening on record. Bannon is better suited as chief strategist and looking at the big picture. Priebus, who lashed the RNC to Trump this summer despite some intraparty objections, is a GOP operative with deep expertise of the Washington establishment that Trump has vowed to shake up.
His former colleagues at Breitbart refer to him admiringly as a "honey badger" because of his relentlessness, which they say they expect him to use against Republicans and Democrats in equal measure.
Politicians and Breitbart writers alike took to Twitter to react to the news.
Steve Bannon however, has not been under the same kind of pressure, keeping a consistent low-profile during the race even when the press targeted him for accusations of domestic violence as well as publishing inflammatory articles against minorities and women for his "Breitbart News" service, which have resurfaced in the news with reports of his appointment. The website will continue to support Trump as long as he "honors the voters who voted him in", Marlow said.