Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus dodged questions about whether he approves of Donald Trump's choice of Steve Bannon to be CEO of Trump's campaign, and said he does not know the former Breitbart executive.
Priebus, who appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press," said he is just getting to know Trump's new senior aide. Bannon proudly turned Breitbart.com into "the platform for the alt-right," a group that opposes progressive causes and values while advancing the populist approach that helped Donald Trump rise within the GOP.
"Are you happy with the hires of Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway on the campaign?" asked NBC's Chuck Todd.
"Look, I go with the flow based on what the campaign wants to do," Priebus said. "I think Kellyanne's doing a phenomenal job [as campaign manager]. I don't know Steve Bannon to tell you the truth very well. I'm going to get to know him. I mean I'm starting to get to know him."
Todd pressed Priebus on whether someone with Bannon's controversial background would be a proper hire for a candidate trying to appeal to women, and Priebus skirted the question.
"I don't speculate based on what other third parties say about people," Priebus said on NBC. "I tend to judge people based on what I see and what I interact with."