Reince Priebus To Be President Trump's Chief Of Staff

The Chief of Staff for an administration is the procedural right hand who helps lead the president through political landmines and steers him toward strategic victories.

For President Trump, that Chief of Staff will be the eminently capable Reince Priebus.

Reince has been a friend of mine for several years and I believe he is an excellent choice. Here's a guy who began his career as a successful lawyer before becoming the youngest Wisconsin state GOP chairman in 2007.

Once he took over, he excelled, helping bring Wisconsin Republicans to new heights, culminating in the successful campaigns of Scott Walker for governor and Ron Johnson for senator.

Much like a college football coach who rises through the ranks from a small school to a division 1 powerhouse, Reince took his successes to the national level, first as general counsel to the RNC and then as RNC chairman in 2011.

When he took over, the RNC was seen as being in trouble. They were $23 million in debt and with President Obama in the White House, saying an uphill battle was ahead would be a major understatement.

But that didn't stop Reince, who raised $20 million in cash within a year and began to turn things around.

While Obama won re-election in 2012, Reince's eyes were on the prize, which was building a long-lasting base of power.

His efforts paid off in a major way in 2014 when the Republicans retained the house and took the senate, giving them control of both bodies of congress for the first time in eight years, and finally allowing the party to be in position to mount strong opposition to Obama's policies.

Then, in 2016, the final cherry was placed on top of the Republican sundae, when Donald J. Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States.

Not only did Reince's efforts help hand Republicans the most political power they have ever had - the house, the senate, the presidency, the majority of governorships, and the majority of state legislatures - but he defied all the odds in doing so.

The pundits, the strategists, the pollsters - they all said Donald Trump didn't have a chance. Some Republican insiders even felt that Reince and his fellow RNC higher-ups needed to pull a convention coup to keep Donald Trump from getting the nomination in June.

But Reince stayed neutral and trusted his voters to make the right decision.

And every single time the "experts" began to insist Trump was done and Republicans should just give up, the man who would become President continued forward and Reince was right alongside him.

Now, they will continue to fight side by side in the White House, working each day to improve the lives of hundreds of millions of citizens who so richly deserve a better America.

This will be a terrific pairing because both men are winners who have had incredible triumphs throughout their respective careers.

But it is also great because both men are pragmatic and not ideological.

Yes, Reince Priebus has made a career in Republican politics, but there is a reason why he is respected by those on both sides.

He is a pragmatist, who would much rather work together with somebody to get something done than pick needless partisan fights.

Just like Donald Trump.

We are about to witness the construction of one of this country's most successful presidencies, and Reince will be one of the key reasons why.

His ability to work for the advancement of ALL Americans will play a major role in making that happen.