Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway says President-elect Donald Trump is ''taking the counsel of many people'' as he decides who will be his top aide. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday (November 13) that President-elect Donald Trump will soon be naming a chief of staff, but refused to say who the top candidate is. She told reporters outside Trump Tower in New York that a decision on who will be the new chief of staff is "imminent" and that Trump is "taking the counsel of many people" as he decides who will be his top aide. Top candidates for the role are considered to be Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon, according to the New York Times. Bannon, the executive chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News, is well liked among Trump's circle of advisers, the Times said. Priebus is said to be viewed favorably by Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, the newspaper said. Conway also confirmed that Trump has spoken with former Republican rival Jeb Bush who called to congratulate the New York businessman on his victory in the presidential election, saying they had a "very productive call."