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Rick Perry is now on the National Security Council

Rick Perry, the secretary of energy and former governor of Texas, has been added to the National Security Council, following the removal of Stephen Bannon, President Trump's chief strategist.

Perry isn't the only high-ranking member of Trump's team to land on the principals committee — other additions announced Wednesday include U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley and Dan Coats, the national intelligence director.