President Donald Trump has replaced campaign leader Brad Parscale with less than four months to the U.S. presidential election. The president announced this on Facebook.
Parscale was head of Trump’s reelection campaign since early 2018. He was also involved in his first run for president in 2015. Bill Stepien, who was already part of the campaign team, is the new head. Parscale gets a different role.
“Both were very involved in our historic victory in 2016,” Trump wrote on Facebook about Parscale and Stepien. “I look forward to a great and significant second victory together.”
Several American media reported that Trump would not be satisfied with the recent course taken by Parscale for the campaign.
Among other things, an election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month, Trump sparked a wave of criticism for holding a mass rally during the corona crisis. It also later appeared that two campaign members present were infected with corona.
Trump, who lags behind Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the most recent polls, is said to be disgusted with criticism that part of the election rally in Tulsa was cancelled due to lack of audience.