And a Republican Congressman, Steve Russell, says he has been led to understand the new administration will back his drive to allow federal contractors “religious freedom”.Mr Russell told Buzz Feed News he was disappointed the House blocked his religious freedom amendment, dubbed the Russell Amendment, from a defence spending bill last Friday.
Bannon, who became campaign CEO in August, pushed Trump to adopt more populist rhetoric and paint rival Hillary Clinton as part of a global conspiracy made up of the political, financial and media elite, bankers bent on oppressing the country's working people – a message that carried Trump to the White House.
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If picked and ultimately confirmed by the Senate, he would be the first openly gay person to fill a Cabinet-level foreign policy post. bush administration, and now he's under consideration for Bolton's old job.
Trump chose the openly gay Pay Pal co-founder and silicon valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel to speak on the final night of the Republican National Convention in July. If he were nominated and confirmed, he would be the first openly gay appointee at the presidential cabinet level The presidential-elect is unusual among high-profile Republicans for openly embracing LGBT rights, often mentioning the politically charged acronym in speeches – and proudly holding a rainbow flag onstage during an October 30 rally in Colorado.
In announcing the appointments, Trump said Priebus and Bannon would work as 'equal partners' – effectively creating two power centers in the West Wing.
The arrangement is risky and could leave ambiguity over who makes final decisions.
Chiefs of staff in particular play a significant role in policymaking, serving as a liaison to Cabinet agencies and deciding what information makes it to the president's desk.
They're often one of the last people in the room with the president as major decisions are made.
Donald Trump has reportedly given “assurances” that he will take action to undermine laws that are seen as protecting the rights of gay people in the US.
LGBT advocacy groups have been fielding calls from many people “scared” by what a Trump presidency will mean for them, according to the CEO of one such group.
“These issues will be resolved, and we have gotten some very good assurances moving forward,” Mr Russell said, referring to apparent contact with the Trump transition team.