A roundup of 2020 Trump campaign employees shows that President Donald J. Trump is being swamped, evidenced by the fact most of the recent hires are veterans of the establishment GOP Republican National Committee and the Republican Governor’s Association.
Tim Murtaugh, a veteran of the RGA, was hired in February as the Director of Communications for 2020 campaign. He left his job as the Director of Communications at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Federal agencies like the USDA are notoriously filled with anti-Trumpers and holdovers from the Obama administration.
Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale hired veteran GOP strategist Chris Carr in 2018 to lead the midterm charge. We all saw how that played out. Carr has a long history working inside the GOP establishment, working for the RNC in both 2016 and 2012, as well as the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Kevin Madden, a member of the 2012 failed presidential campaign of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), is praising Trump’s strategy, which is not exactly positive sign for those hoping Trump will buck the establishment.
“The difference between an insurgent, anti-establishment campaign and the reelection campaign of a sitting president is enormous,” he told BuzzFeed. “It’s like the difference between a pirate ship and a oceanliner. “The challenge in 2016 was convincing campaign talent that Trump was a real candidate who would see the effort all the way through.”
Madden is also the former press secretary for king of the RINO’s, John Boehner, and said he would never vote for Trump. Good to know that he is pleased with the direction of Trump’s 2020 campaign.
The campaign has also hired Erin Perrine, former press secretary for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who once claimed that Russian President Validmir Putin was paying Trump. McCarthy has unsuccessfully attempted to rebrand himself to cater to Trump’s populist base.
The communications team also brought on Matt Wolking as Deputy Director. Wolking held communications roles for Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
The hires from inside the GOP establishment are a stark contrast from Trump’s 2016 campaign, which was run mostly by political outsider Stephen K. Bannon, formerly of Breitbart News. If the GOP insiders steer Trump towards the establishment and away from the American people who elected him, it could spell doom for his 2020 operation.
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