Trump announces campaign manager for 2020 elections
NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that he has appointed Brad Parscale as the campaign manager for his re-election committee for the 2020 polls.
A release on Trump’s website described Parscale as a “longtime digital marketing strategist” for the president “who has continued to lead digital strategies for the campaign and the Republican National Committee”.
His appointment comes months before the midterm elections scheduled for November, in which all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 Senate seats will be contested.
Parscale has the support of the Trump family. Senior White House advisor and Trump’s sonin-law Jared Kushner said Parscale brought in a “disciplined technology and data-driven approach” to the 2016 election victory, while Eric Trump said he “has our family’s complete trust and is the perfect person to be at the helm of the campaign”.
PARSCALE HAS WORKED WITH TRUMP SINCE THE EARLIEST DAYS OF HIS PRIMARY CAMPAIGN AND OVERSAW THE DIGITAL OPERATIONS AHEAD OF THE 2016 POLLS.
HOPE HICKS APPEARS BEFORE HOUSE PANEL
Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks was meeting with the House intelligence committee Tuesday for a closed-door interview as part of the panel’s Russia investigation.
Hicks arrived shortly after 10 a.m. through a rear entrance to the committee’s interview space and did not answer shouted questions from reporters.
The panel is investigating contacts between Trump’s campaign and Russia, as is special counsel Robert Mueller. Hicks has also been interviewed by Mueller.