DONALD TRUMP APPOINTS KELLYANNE CONWAY AND STEPHEN BANNON
While his numbers in the polls continue to drop, Donald Trump has made two major changes to his campaigns leadership this morning, August 17th.
Mr. Trump has apparently promoted Kellyanne Conway, who was already a senior campaign adviser, to the campaign’s manager. Conway, who is also the CEO of The Polling Company, Inc. has said that Trump’s current campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is staying on as a campaign chair and that Stephen Bannon, who co-founded Breibart News, is taking over as the campaign CEO.
These new changes within the Trump Campaign were first brought to light early on Wednesday morning by The Wall Street Journal. The Trump Campaign has made similar changes in internal leadership throughout the course of the election season as it has trouble finding a solid equilibrium of management.
Interestingly, it is also important to note that this may be viewed as a demotion for Paul Manafort, who is currently coming under fire for his alleged ties to the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Victor Yanukovich. Manafort had only just brought on as the interim campaign manager two months ago when the current manager Core Lewandowski was fired.
Trump is hoping that the two CEO’s he has brought on can shed some positive light on his campaign with their joined experience in political media, polling, and strategy.
Surely it won’t take long to notice the changes in his campaign as the leadership brings their own twist to his political strategy. Whether it will be for better or for worse is hard to say.
Trump is expected to receive his first classified intelligence briefing today, Wednesday August 17th. Come back tomorrow for more on that.