LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Trump Picks Brad Parscale to Run 2020 Campaign

Donald Trump is running for re-election. This was known many months ago when the president filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission forming a committee for a re-election bid. But it was given a new boost Tuesday by the Drudge Report, which announced, breathlessly, that the president was indeed making a 2020 bid. The real news, however, was who Trump will task to run his campaign. That job is being handed to Brad Parscale, the top digital strategist and digital-media director for Trump’s 2016 campaign, who, Drudge said, is reportedly slated to be the president’s top man in 2020. It is an interesting choice for Trump, who was also considering Nick Ayers, a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Jason Miller, the communications director on his 2016 campaign. Parscale started working for the Trump Organization in 2011. Because of the role he played on the first campaign, he has been a focus of investigators looking into potential ties between the campaign and the Russian government. Parscale has maintained his innocence. He appears now to be the first-ever digital strategist tasked with running a presidential campaign.