President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday his intention to run for re-election in 2020, shaking off speculation the Commander-in-Chief was only interested in a one-term presidency and going so far as to announce his new campaign manager.
The news broke on the Drudge Report shortly after 10am, with the media aggregator saying Trump plans to pick “digital guru” Brad Parscale as campaign manager.
“Just one year into his presidency, Trump will stun the political world TODAY by announcing he is running for re-election in 2020. Digital guru Brad Parscale will be named campaign manager, DRUDGE REPORT has learned… MORE… The bold move comes 980 days before Election Day, a historical record. Obama announced 582 days out,” writes Drudge.
Parscale joined the Trump team back in 2011, running the organization’s social media and digital strategy. He was digital director of Trump’s 2016 bid for the White House.
“An October 2017 story about Parscale by ’60 Minutes’ about Parscale called him that campaign’s ‘secret weapon’ for his use of Facebook to promote Trump’s candidacy,” writes CNBC.