USA – US President Donald Trump has replaced his campaign manager, while facing a tough re-election battle.
Trump said he has replaced Parscale with Bill Stepien, a field director for his 2016 campaign.
Parscale – who was reportedly blamed by Trump’s inner circle for a poorly attended rally in Oklahoma last month – will stay on as senior adviser.
Opinion polls reveal that Trump is trailing his Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the November elections.
Trump made a statement on Facebook on Wednesday evening, saying: “Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign.”
Parscale is said to have been sidelined in recent weeks after the president’s comeback rally in Tulsa flopped.
White House advisers, Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are reported to have blamed Parscale for the debacle.
Parscale had boasted that over 1 million people registered to attend, but less than 6 200 showed up at the arena, said the local fire department. Parscale went on Twitter to blame a blocked security gate, protesters and the media for the disappointing turnout.