Trump announces cam­paign man­ager for 2020 elec­tions

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - World - HTC & AGEN­CIES

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.

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