Trump campaign brings on White House aide to oversee rallies
The Trump campaign announced on Wednesday that Max Miller will serve as deputy campaign manager for presidential operations and will be responsible for all campaign events that involve President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence or other notable figures.
Miller currently serves as deputy assistant to the president and leads the White House’s advance team. He will transition to a similar role with the campaign and now answer to campaign manager Brad Parscale.
“I am proud to welcome Max to the team that is going to reelect President Trump less than four months from today,” Parscale said. “Every day, our campaign grows in strength, and Max’s wealth of experience and expertise is an important addition to our team’s world-class advance efforts.”
The new hire comes just after Michael Glassner, who had organized the campaign’s rallies, was reassigned to the campaign legal team. Trump’s 2016 Arizona chairman, Jeff DeWit, has been brought on as chief operating officer.
The president’s campaign has faced a fair amount of criticism after relaunching their famous Trump rallies in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump’s return to the campaign trail started in Tusla, OK, and earned him embarrassing headlines with photos of visibly empty seats in the arena. Also, at least eight campaign employees and a number of secret service agents tested positive for coronavirus after the event.
Trump hosted a Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore and another on the White House lawn last weekend that received praise from conservatives. Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R) called the president’s Fourth of July speech one of his best yet.
The president’s next rally is scheduled for Saturday in Portsmouth, N.H. Unlike Tusla, the event will be held outdoors and the campaign is taking a tougher stance on attendees wearing masks. Although still not required, the campaign is strongly advising attendees to wear complimentary masks that will be handed out at the entrances.
Miller is a Marine reservist and former Trump campaign worker. He graduated from Cleveland State University in 2013.
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