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Amid poor show, Trump replaces campaign chief

Bill Stepien

Bill Stepien   | Photo Credit: Amy Newman

President Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff amid sinking poll numbers less than four months before the election, replacing campaign manager Brad Parscale with veteran GOP operative Bill Stepien.

“I am pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager,” Mr. Trump said on Facebook. “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. Trump and Mr. Parscale’s relationship had been increasingly strained, with the President annoyed by the publicity Mr. Parscale had garnered in the role. But the final straw appeared to be a Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally last month that drew an unexpectedly low crowd of about 6,200 people after Mr. Parscale had bragged that more than a million people had requested tickets. The President was furious.

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