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Trump to name digital chief as campaign manger for 2020 re-election bid

Brad Parscale ran the successful 2016 presidential campaign’s sophisticated digital operations.

US president Donald Trump will name former digital adviser Brad Parscale as the campaign manager for his 2020 re-election bid, sources have confirmed.

Mr Parscale, an Austin-based digital consultant and ally of Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, ran the 2016 presidential campaign’s sophisticated digital operations.

Mr Trump has left little doubt about his intentions to seek re-election, having filed the paperwork to organise his re-election committee on the same day as his inauguration.

He also held his first campaign rally on February 18 2017 in Florida, and has mused publicly about would-be Democratic challengers.

Mr Parscale previously worked for the Trump Organisation.

An insider confirmed Mr Parscale’s selection following reports from the conservative Drudge Report.

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