WASHINGTON | struggling in the polls and undermined by the crisis of the coronavirus, Donald Trump announced on Wednesday an overhaul of the team in charge of the battle for his re-election, by appointing a new campaign manager, at least four months of the presidential election of November 3.
“I am delighted to announce that Bill Stepien was promoted to the position of director of the campaign Trump,” wrote the president in a statement published on the social networks. Mr. Stepien was until now head of campaign assistant.
The previous holder of the post, “Brad Parscale, who is with me for a very long time, and led our digital strategies and statistics, will retain this role, and will be a senior advisor to the campaign,” said Donald Trump.
For the past several weeks, Washington bruissait of any changes within his team, and was speculating on the fate of Brad Parscale, who had been appointed campaign manager by February 2018.
MESSRS. Stepien and Parscale “were both very involved in our historic victory in 2016 and I am eager to win a second very important victory with them,” said Donald Trump.
This reorganization comes as the 45th u.s. president is widely criticized for its indecisiveness in the face of the health crisis, at a time when new infections to the COVID-19 explode in the country.
Looking to bounce back, Donald Trump had organized a grand rally of campaign in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the end of June, but it had proved a fiasco, with many rows of empty seats, and contamination on the rise in the city two weeks later.
Since then, he has always relied heavily on its performance on the platforms of campaigns to supporters, which is heated to white, had to postpone the organization of a new gathering in early July, officially because of a “big storm”.
The democratic candidate, and former vice-president Joe Biden are benefiting from the situation: he is ahead of the republican president by nine percentage points in the average of national surveys conducted by the website RealClearPolitics.