WASHINGTON—Stephen Bannon’s role as senior counsel and chief strategist to President-elect Donald Trump will give him unfettered access to the 45th president. His demeanor suggests he will likely approach the role much differently than his predecessors did.
Others who have held similar roles, such as David Axelrod for President Barack Obama and Karl Rove for President George W. Bush, offered strategy advice on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues but also served as media surrogates for their bosses when trying to rally public support.
Mr. Bannon, however, rarely speaks in public and is known to be more comfortable as a strategist and behind-the-scenes political bomb-thrower than public cheerleader.
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