After weeks of speculation, President Trump Wednesday finally axed campaign manager Brad Parscale and replaced him with Bill Stepien, a former White House political director who managed Chris Christie’s gubernatorial campaigns.
“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” Trump wrote on Facebook. “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!”
Parscale is a digital guy who had a huge role doing data for the 2016 Trump campaign and will now do the same thing for the 2020 campaign.
His fate was probably sealed after Trump was humiliated when a rally that was supposed to attract a packed house in Tulsa turned out to be a dud with far fewer attendees than the campaign had predicted.
Meantime, of course, Trump is trailing badly in the polls, losing some battleground states, and defending states like Texas and Georgia which he shouldn’t have to worry about.