(FoxNews.com) - President-elect Donald Trump will appoint Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff, two sources with knowledge of the decision told Fox News Sunday.
Priebus was one of Trump's most loyal lieutenants during the real estate mogul's up-and-down campaign that resulted in many Republicans, particularly lawmakers seeking reelection, to distance themselves from Trump.
Trump praised Preibus' efforts in his victory speech after his upset win over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Priebus was thought to be one of two finalists for the chief of staff post, along with Trump campaign CEOfficer Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News.
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