President Donald Trump shook up his campaign leadership on Wednesday, after the campaign showed struggles in recent polls. President Trump announced he was promoting Bill Stepien to be his campaign manager and demoting Brad Parscale from the role.
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“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” Trump said in a Facebook post. “Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign. Both were heavily involved in our historic 2016 win, and I look forward to having a big and very important second win together. This one should be a lot easier as our poll numbers are rising fast, the economy is getting better, vaccines and therapeutics will soon be on the way, and Americans want safe streets and communities!”
The President was furious over lagging poll numbers. His planned rally in Tulsa also fell short in Oklahoma with most of the 19,000-seat arena empty. Pascale predicted over 100,000 people to show up at the rally to support the President. However, only a meagre crowd of over 6000 people came in support.
Pascale worked for the Trump family before Trump launched a presidential bid and took up a role leading the campaign’s data analytics team in June 2016. After Trump won, Parscale worked with America First Policies, a pro-Trump political organization.
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“It was only a matter of time” before Parscale was moved out of his role as campaign manager, said a senior adviser to the campaign. “His inexperience hindered the campaign.”