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Donald Trump Appoints New Campaign Manager

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US President, Donald Trump has replaced his campaign manager Brad Parscale with Bill Stepien following a tough re-election battle.

Mr Trump said Bill Stepien, a field director for his 2016 campaign, would take the place of Brad Parscale.

Mr Parscale – who was reportedly blamed by Mr Trump’s inner circle for a poorly attended rally in Oklahoma last month – will become a senior adviser.

Opinion polls show the president is trailing his Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of November’s election.

Mr Trump’s statement on Facebook on Wednesday evening said: “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.”

Mr Parscale is said to have found himself sidelined in recent weeks after the president’s comeback rally in Tulsa flopped.

Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, both White House advisers, are reported to have blamed him.

Mr Parscale had boasted that more than one million people had registered to attend, but fewer than 6,200 showed up at the arena, the local fire department said.

After the rally, Mr Parscale went on Twitter to blame a blocked security gate, protesters and the media for the disappointing turnout.

There had been concerns about holding the rally during the coronavirus outbreak and those attending had to sign a waiver protecting the Trump campaign from responsibility.

President Trump appeared deflated as he returned to the White House, with his tie undone and his Make America Great Again cap in hand.

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