So… a kick in the teeth for all those who predicted that the President didn’t have the staying power 1 one term, let alone two!
President Donald Trump announced that he’s running for re-election in 2020, and Brad Parscale, who served as the Trump campaign’s 2016 digital guru, has been named campaign manager.
Parscale served as the digital architect of the Trump campaign throughout the 2016 presidential election, after spending years developing websites for the president’s real-estate company and his daughter’s and wife’s business ventures. A source close to the White House said Parscale, who earned more than $10 million for his work on the Trump campaign, has remained close to the president and his family since the president took office.
Washington Examiner reports,
“Brad is an amazing talent and was pivotal to our success in 2016,” Trump’s son Eric said in a statement. “He has our family’s complete trust and is the perfect person to be at the helm of the campaign.”
Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner praised the “disciplined technology and data-driven approach” Parscale introduced during the 2016 election, saying “his leadership and expertise will help build a best-in-class campaign” ahead of 2020.
Trump filed for re-election hours after he was sworn into office last January, and has held numerous campaign-style rallies as president in states that carried him to victory. Up until Tuesday, however, it was unclear who would oversee his bid for a second term.
Parscale, who is currently assisting Republican Robert Stovall in his campaign to replace retiring GOP Rep. Lamar Smith, has twice been called to testify on Capitol Hill as part of congressional probes into Russian election meddling.
The Texas-based digital strategist accepted an invitation from the House Intelligence Committee last July and appeared before the panel in October to face questions about the Trump campaign’s digital operation and potential collusion with Russia.
Read more at Washington Examiner