Former Trump campaign aide Jason Miller is joining the president’s reelection bid, a campaign official confirmed to The Hill on Friday.
Miller served as a top adviser to the president during Trump’s 2016 campaign and went on to work as the spokesman for the presidential transition. He is expected to focus on overall strategy in his new role.
Miller has in recent months had a prominent role among conservatives as a co-host of War Room, which started as a radio broadcast alongside former chief White House strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonFormer Trump adviser Jason Miller to join reelection campaign GOP lawmaker calls on Senate to confirm Michael Pack as head of US media agency Steve Bannon is winning MORE. It was meant to serve as an outside defense of the president during the impeachment trial. The show has since shifted its focus to the coronavirus pandemic.
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He has previously advised Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE’s (R-Texas) presidential campaign and former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R).
He has sparked controversy with some of his past comments and conduct. He backed out of a White House role after reports emerged he had an affair with and impregnated another campaign staffer. Miller later left his role as a commentator at CNN, saying he was facing “false and defamatory accusations.”
Miller’s hire is the latest round of staffing changes within the Trump campaign as it seeks to right the ship heading into the final months of the 2020 campaign.
The president huddled Thursday with his campaign manager, the head of the Republican National Committee and other campaign officials at the White House to discuss polling and messaging strategies as recent surveys show him trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE nationally and in key swing states.
Updated on June 7, 2020, at 10:28 a.m.