President Donald Trump announced that he’s running for re-election in 2020, and Brad Parscale, who served as the Trump campaign’s 2016 digital guru, has been named campaign manager.
In an announcement posted on the president’s campaign website, his son, Eric Trump, called Parscale “an amazing talent” who was “pivotal to our success in 2016.” Top Trump adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner said that Parscale “was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run.”
The news was first reported by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report.
The president had already filed for re-election — he filed his Form 2 paperwork with the Federal Election Commission hours after he was inaugurated over a year ago. He has also held a number of re-election campaign rallies already.
After the election, he helped launch America First Policies, which promotes Trump and his agenda from outside the White House.
According to a statement released by the Trump campaign, ‘In addition to focusing on building its infrastructure for the 2020 race, the Trump Campaign will be engaged in the 2018 midterm elections this year, providing candidates with general support, endorsements, and rallying the support of the political grassroots by engaging Trump supporters in districts and states.’
The campaign sent out a statement from Eric Trump, the president’s son who helps run the Trump Organization.
‘Brad is an amazing talent and was pivotal to our success in 2016. He has our family’s complete trust and is the perfect person to be at the helm of the campaign,’ Eric Trump said.
Trump invoked the 2020 elections during a Cincinnati trip to the Sheffer Corporation, saying Democrats would get punished in 2018 and 2020 if they don’t get behind him.
‘They would rather see Trump do badly than our country do well,’ Trump said, referencing the State of the Union speech. ‘They were like death. And un-American. Somebody said treasonous. I mean, yeah. I guess. Why not?’
Trump’s big personnel decision comes weeks after the RNC announced it had raised a record $132.5 million last year, a record for an ‘off-year’ election.
That amount doubles the the Democratic National Committee’s $65.9 million fundraising haul.
Trump’s warned against complacency in the elections at his speech at CPAC last week.
‘So people are sitting there, and they’re saying, “Oh, we just had that great victory. Eh, let’s not vote. Let’s go to a movie. We’re the Republican Party, we’re going to do great.” And then they end up losing,’ Trump said.
‘So you got to keep up the enthusiasm. Now what happens, by the way, they lose. And then you have the presidential election coming up again, and you clobber them because everybody gets off their ass and they get out and they work. Right?’ he said.
‘And they work. And they work and work and work. And you end up winning the Presidency again. And we should do that — hopefully we’re going to do that very easily,’ Trump said.
Trump’s approval hit 50 percent in the latest Rasmussen daily tracking poll, higher than his predecessor, Barack Obama, at the same time in his presidency.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
February 27th, 2018