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Trump admin taking shape with Pence, Priebus, Bannon




Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower, November 11, 2016 in New York City.
Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower, November 11, 2016 in New York City.
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On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff and campaign adviser Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor.

Before joining the Trump campaign, Bannon was president of Breitbart News which he has described as "the platform for the alt-right" - a movement often associated with white supremacist ideas that oppose multiculturalism and defend "Western values." John Weaver, a Republican strategist who worked for Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign, tweeted, "The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant, America."

While former associates of Bannon say there isn't proof that Bannon is a racist or an anti-Semite, some argue Bannon's willingness to pander to those audiences will be at play in the forming Trump administration.

Guests:

Louis Nelson, Reporter for Politico

Christina Bellantoni, is assistant managing editor for politics at the Los Angeles Times