President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE’s campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE is temporarily relocating to Washington, D.C., after some of the president’s allies complained about his pay and commitment, Bloomberg News reported.
Previously, Parscale had traveled between campaign offices in the D.C. suburb of Rosslyn, Va., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he owns a home and a condo.
“It was always the plan to move to DC full-time once the primaries started so that I would spend less time in the air,” Parscale said in a statement obtained by Bloomberg. “I’ll return home to Florida after the president is re-elected in November.”
Campaign advisers told the news outlet that Trump did not pressure Parscale to move but that the campaign chief instead wanted to spend more time with his wife and two dogs, who will move with him.
This will also make it easier for him to attend meetings with Trump at the White House and limit judgement on the campaign manager’s compensation, which some have asked the president about, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
The Hill reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.
Parscale served as the digital media director for Trump’s 2016 campaign and was credited with using social media to help propel Trump to the White House. Campaign chiefs during that campaign included Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortGOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Will the ‘law and order’ president pardon Roger Stone? Trump taps Lewandowski, Bossie for Commission on Presidential Scholars MORE, Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiTrump taps Lewandowski, Bossie for Commission on Presidential Scholars The Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump ramps up attacks against Twitter Bossie, Lewandowski warned Trump he was in trouble in 2020: report MORE and Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway group hits Ernst in new ad George Conway group contrasts Trump, Eisenhower in battleground states ad Sunday shows preview: Protests against George Floyd’s death, police brutality rock the nation for a second week MORE.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released a report on Tuesday finding that Trump’s reelection campaign and associated organizations have paid millions to Parscale’s ad-buying, data and consulting firms. Parscale, who received a percentage of campaign ad purchases in 2016, has denied he is benefiting from those payments, according to the news outlet.