The administration of President Donald Trump has had multiple scandals for using federal government resources to aid his 2020 re-election campaign, but senior White House advisor Jared Kushner is his de facto campaign manager, The New York Times reported Thursday.
“Hours before the House Judiciary Committee was set to take a historic vote to push President Trump to the brink of impeachment, campaign officials gathered across the Potomac River for a state-of-the-race briefing in which they described how the Republican Party had been transformed into the “beer and bluejeans party” crafted in Mr. Trump’s image,” the newspaper reported, despite the fact Trump claims he does not drink beer and is not known for wearing anything other than suits and golf attire.
“Mr. Kushner was joined at the briefing by Brad Parscale, the campaign manager; Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee; and Lara Trump, a campaign adviser and the president’s daughter-in-law, among other top campaign officials,” The Times reported.
The newspaper says it is Kushner who is actually running the re-election campaign.
“Mr. Kushner, who played a behind-the-scenes role in the 2016 campaign, this time has positioned himself as the person officially overseeing the entire operation from his seat in the West Wing,” The Times reported.
"The president has complained in the past about wasteful spending in the 2016 campaign, and Mr. Kushner, multiple people said, has also told him that audits have been conducted, although no such formal review led by the campaign has ever taken place." https://t.co/FrLv5gkD8R
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 13, 2019
Trump wallowing in self-pity as COVID-19 pandemic derails his re-election plans: report
According to a report from Bloomberg, a "struggling" Donald Trump is not making any effort to disguise his disappointment that his plans to serve a second term as president have fallen to pieces due to both coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the economy -- including massive job losses -- that ensued after the country shut down.
With presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden taking leads both nationally and in previously reliable Republican states like Florida, Texas and North Carolina, the Bloomberg report notes that the embattled president can't help but indulge in self-pity in front of the press and public.
Trump-loving network OAN caught only releasing polls favorable to the president — and ignoring bad ones
One America News, the Trump-loving network that President Donald Trump has pitched to his fans as an alternative to Fox News, has been caught red-handed only releasing polls it commissions if they happen to be good news for the president.
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver on Tuesday found a strange discrepancy in new polls released by Gravis Marketing, which happens to be OAN's official pollster.
In particular, Silver noted that OAN only sponsored Gravis polls showing Trump holding leads in states such as North Carolina, Georgia, and Arizona -- while declining to sponsor new Gravis polls showing the president getting blown out in both Florida and Minnesota.
‘Grotesque’ GOP willing to put RNC delegate’s lives at risk to prop up Trump’s fading re-election chances: conservative
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin called out Republicans who are forging ahead with a convention in COVID-19-ravaged Florida in August, saying more than a few GOP lawmakers are taking a pass on attending due to personal health concerns, -- but are staying silent about canceling it.
According to the conservative Never-Trumper, the decision to put delegates and other attendees' lives at risk is both "selfish" and grotesque."