Priebus, a lawyer who has been in politics since he was a teenager in Wisconsin, will partly mollify establishment Republicans. Yet, though he is a member of the pre-Trump GOP establishment, he does not hail from the party’s traditional wing. In Wisconsin, he came of age among a generation of radically conservative politicians that includes Paul Ryan, the current speaker of the House of Representatives who rose to power with the Tea Party, and Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin who helped tip his state, previously a reliable Democratic vote, to Trump.

As the head of the Republican party, Priebus urged Republicans to unify behind the billionaire businessman after Trump’s victory in the Wisconsin primary. It was a move that must have helped win Trump’s trust at time when many party leaders still questioned his fitness for the presidency, in part because of the very rhetoric Bannon applauded.

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