Things have not been trending Donald Trump’s way.
As the media hit job and some self-inflicted wounds in recent weeks have corroded his standing in the polls, nervous Republicans have urged Trump to shake up his campaign as we move into the homestretch.
Despite weeks of devastating leaks and substantiation of significant criminal wrongdoing by Clinton, the lap dog media continues to keep its fire on Trump. If he can’t do something to make the election about Clinton instead of himself soon, it will be all over.
So it didn’t come as a huge shock that on Wednesday Trump announced a new executive team for his struggling campaign.
CNN has the details…
Trump has named Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News and a former investment banker, to the post of chief executive and promoted Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser and pollster to his campaign, to the position of campaign manager, Conway confirmed to CNN early Wednesday morning.
So who are Bannon and Conway?
The addition of Bannon — known for his brass-knuckled demeanor and his website’s sharp tone — came hours after reports surfaced that Roger Ailes, the recently ousted head of Fox News, will begin to advise Trump as he prepares for the presidential debates. The influence of both men lays the groundwork for unleashing Trump this fall from the more traditional presidential candidate framework, which Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort’s leadership was brought on to create.
In a press release announcing her hire, the Trump campaign said, “Ms. Conway, a highly sought-after pollster, will work on messaging and travel frequently with Mr. Trump, while working closely with Mr. Bannon and Mr. Manafort on all aspects of the campaign moving forward.”
Hopefully the new blood and new perspective will help the Trump campaign right the ship…before it’s too late!