President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday his intention to run for re-election in 2020, shaking off speculation the Commander-in-Chief was only interested in a one-term presidency and going so far as to announce his new campaign manager.
The news broke on the Drudge Report shortly after 10am, with the media aggregator saying Trump plans to pick “digital guru” Brad Parscale as campaign manager.
“Just one year into his presidency, Trump will stun the political world TODAY by announcing he is running for re-election in 2020. Digital guru Brad Parscale will be named campaign manager, DRUDGE REPORT has learned… MORE… The bold move comes 980 days before Election Day, a historical record. Obama announced 582 days out,” writes Drudge.
Parscale joined the Trump team back in 2011, running the organization’s social media and digital strategy. He was digital director of Trump’s 2016 bid for the White House.
“An October 2017 story about Parscale by ’60 Minutes’ about Parscale called him that campaign’s ‘secret weapon’ for his use of Facebook to promote Trump’s candidacy,” writes CNBC.
BIAS ALERT: NBC ENDORSES Oprah 2020 During Golden Globes
NBC shocked users on social media on Sunday night, openly endorsing Oprah Winfrey for her possible presidential run in 2020 during its broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards; writing “nothing but respect” for the “future president” before being forced to delete the incendiary tweet.
The network posted the surprising message shortly after Winfrey accepted a lifetime achievement award, where she praised the media and told viewers that a “new day is on the horizon.”
“I want all the girls watching here to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women,” said Oprah.
A short time later, NBC removed the public posting; saying the tweet was created by a third party hired by the network to cover the Hollywood award ceremony.
“Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet,” posted the network.
Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a political statement. We have since removed the tweet.
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) January 8, 2018
GLOVES OFF: 2020 Contender THREATENS to ASSAULT Trump at Presidential Debates
Governor of Virginia and 2020 presidential hopeful Terry McAuliffe issued a stark –and possibly illegal- warning to President Trump this week, vowing to assault the Commander-in-Chief if the two were to meet face to face.
The senior Democrat and longtime Clinton insider was speaking with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews when he threatened the President of the United States with physical violence; saying he would “deck” Trump if he “invaded” his space during a presidential debate.
“I know Hillary’s a friend of yours and she’s a strong person, but he did that thing of leaning over her, in that weird Godzilla way in a debate. What would you do in a debate with him if he tried that? What would you do?” asked Matthews.
“You would have to pick him up off the floor.”
“You would have to pick him up off the floor,” fired-back McAuliffe. “Listen, this guy got in my space, you want to get in my space, I’ve always said, Chris, you punch me, I’m going to punch you back twice as hard. And it wouldn’t be hard to do it. This guy thinks he can intimidate everybody. It’s disgraceful and embarrassing.”
“But if he ever came over and leaned on me and got in my space, that would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that, I promise you that,” he added.
Watch McAuliffe’s vicious comments above.