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Politics Trump Campaign Reshuffles Key Staff, Hiring Ex-NASA Official

08:51  01 july  2020
08:51  01 july  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Two more Trump staffers test positive for coronavirus after Tulsa rally

  Two more Trump staffers test positive for coronavirus after Tulsa rally Two staffers who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday tested positive for coronavirus, Trump's campaign said Monday."After another round of testing for campaign staff in Tulsa, two additional members of the advance team tested positive for the coronavirus. These staff members attended the rally but were wearing masks during the entire event. Upon the positive tests, the campaign immediately activated established quarantine and contact tracing protocols," Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh told CNN in a statement.

This page details the staff and advisors for Donald Trump 's 2020 presidential campaign . The leftmost column indicates the individual staff member or advisor. The middle column details that individual's relationship to Trump 's 2020 campaign .

Donald Trump reorganized his campaign staff (but don't call it a "shakeup") while Hillary Clinton campaigned in Cleveland on Wednesday, calling Trump "the

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump’s campaign has named Jeff DeWit as its chief operating officer, replacing Michael Glassner, less than five months before the election and as polls show him lagging his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden.

Donald Trump holding a sign: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20. © Bloomberg U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20.

The reshuffle, according to two people familiar with the matter, came as top donors were becoming more concerned over the management of the campaign and Trump’s falling poll numbers. the re-election operation has struggled to respond to crises, including the coronavirus pandemic, the economic damage it has wrought and the growing demands for racial justice.

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Donald Trump 's reshuffling of his staff this week portends a risky pivot: a bare-knuckled, outsider-focused effort where no tactic for taking down Hillary Clinton will be off limits. Campaign officials framed the staff changes as a typical expansion of the team weeks before early voting begins.

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The changes were orchestrated by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a White House adviser, according to another person. He has played an influential role in the campaign though he is not officially part of it.

DeWit was the chief financial officer at NASA from March 2018 until February, and the COO of Trump’s 2016 campaign for president. Glassner, who worked on that effort as well, has been chief operating officer since December 2016.

Glassner will focus now on legal matters with the campaign, according to Tim Murtaugh, a campaign spokesman said in an email late Tuesday night.

The shakeup, first reported by Axios, comes at a critical moment for the president’s campaign and his administration. Trump has been widely criticized for his responses to the pandemic, which has surged anew in several states; the widespread protests that began after the death in police custody of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis.

Less than two weeks ago, the president drew a disappointing crowd to a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that had been presented as a revival of his election fortunes.

“This is not a reaction to Tulsa,” Murtaugh said. “Michael Glassner is moving into the long-term role of navigating the many legal courses we face, including suits against major media outlets, some of which will likely extend beyond the end of the campaign. He is one of the founding members of Team Trump and his dedication to the success of the president is unmatched.”

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Kimberly Guilfoyle -- Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend and top Trump campaign official -- tests positive for coronavirus .
Kimberly Guilfoyle -- the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. and a top fundraiser for the Trump campaign -- has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter and a campaign source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. © Evan Vucci/AP Donald Trump Jr., walks with Kimberly Guilfoyle after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, May 27, 2020, after traveling to Florida, with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Guilfoyle tested positive in South Dakota before she was set to attend the President's event at Mount Rushmore, the sources said.

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