Now is the time when the payoffs begin, and who better to begin with than Steve Bannon, Breitbart's editor-in-chief and top white supremacist hatemonger for chief of staff?
According to CNN, this could actually be a thing. Out-racist Steve Bannon as chief of staff.
Or, maybe Reince Preibus.
Trump's contemplation of Bannon as chief of staff comes as his presidential transition team is feverishly ramping up its efforts to build out an administration after his surprising win Tuesday. It also highlights how Trump is contending with competing impulses as to whether he should fill the ranks of his White House with the right-wing figures who energized his campaign or more establishment figures experienced in the ways of Washington.
Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman who has become a close confidante of Trump's in the final months of the campaign, is also reportedly in the running for the top White House post.
Priebus is an experienced Washington politico with establishment credo who has also earned Trump's trust as he put the weight of the RNC's ground and data operation behind Trump's candidacy, and stuck by Trump's side through the controversies that dogged his campaign.
Priebus and Trump have talked about the chief of staff position, according to a source with knowledge of the transition process who added that "I think he (Priebus) really wants it."
Neither one is especially great, but Bannon? He'd fit straight into the new fascist regime better than Reince, who basically went along for the ride.
Besides, at this point billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah are basically calling a lot of the shots, so I fully expect them to go for the more fascistic, white supremacist choice.
This is why we have to organize, my friends. We cannot check out. We have to organize, and that means more than online petitions and sharing stuff on Facebook. I'm asking you right now to get ready to be making phone calls to your elected representatives after January 20th, to begin to organize your friends and family, and be ready for the battle ahead.
We are not defeated. We are just organizing to come back stronger and better.