Date: July 17, 2020
“Brad Parscale has been demoted.
President Donald Trump announced a new campaign manager for his 2020 re-election effort Wednesday, less than four months before voters head to the polls, in an effort to reset a campaign that has already been through multiple failed reboots. The announcement comes as he lags further behind his Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump said in Facebook post, and later on Twitter after the cyberattack on the platform, that he is removing his top campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and tapping deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien, a veteran Republican operative, to take over.
Stepien was campaign manager for both of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s gubernatorial runs and served as his deputy chief of staff, but he was fired in 2014 in the Bridgegate scandal that plagued Christie.