Trump election: Controversial strategist Bannon defended
US President-elect Donald Trump's new chief of staff has defended the choice of right-wing media man Stephen Bannon as chief strategist, calling him a "force for good".
A number of critics have denounced Mr Bannon as supporting white supremacism.
But Reince Priebus said this was "not the Steve Bannon that I know", adding he was a "very, very smart person".
The appointment of Mr Priebus is seen as an attempt by Mr Trump to improve links to the Republican establishment.
Mr Trump himself said he fought the election as the "ultimate outsider", and it... read more
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