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Priebus: Chief of Staff Invitation Felt 'Surreal'

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By    |   Monday, 14 November 2016 10:11 AM

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who will serve as Donald Trump's chief of staff, said it felt "surreal" when he was asked to fill the post.

"It was one of these things where a huge burden is put on your shoulders," Priebus told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "That was the instant feeling, but I want to do him proud, but most importantly, he wants to do the American people proud. He wants to do the things that he said and it's really important for him."

Trump, said Priebus, wants to be sure that Americans "understand he is a president for everyone. He wants to make everyone proud. In 20 years, we want every American, no matter who you are, to look back at President Trump and say, 'Wow, this person did an incredible job and he led our country with honor and dignity.'"

Moving forward, Priebus said it will be important to appeal to different people on Capitol Hill, and that will include building relationships in Congress to get agenda items such as tax or Obamacare reforms passed.

Priebus, also appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program, said Trump will be a president who will listen to many people not just him.

"I think in a lot of cases, he takes the advice," said Priebus. "He likes to listen to a lot of people. That's a good thing. That's what you want from a president. And so it's a role that I'm honored to have and a role that I look forward to serving."

Priebus also did not agree that the distance between House Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republicans is as wide as some believe.

"In regard to immigration, President-elect Trump's immigration policies are similar to those in the Senate and House today to temporarily suspend immigration from countries that harbor terrorism," said Priebus.

"In regard to tax reform, I would imagine that Donald Trump's tax reform policies are 80 percent or 90 percent in line with a major tax reform program sitting in the House."

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who will serve as Donald Trump's chief of staff, said it felt "surreal" when he was asked to fill the post.
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