Local leaders react to Trump appointments

In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Stephen Bannon poses at the premiere of "Sweetwater" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
In this Jan. 24, 2013 file photo, Stephen Bannon poses at the premiere of "Sweetwater" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)

(WPRI) — Recent appointments made by President-elect Donald Trump are creating some waves in Rhode Island.

Trump has tapped GOP Chairman Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Steve Bannon as his chief strategist.

Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, has been criticized for using the website for the alt-right movement.

In the above video, Sen. Jack Reed, Gov. Gina Raimondo and Rep. David Cicilline are among those responding to the appointments.

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