Ms. Jenner, a prominent transgender activist and former Olympian, is leaning toward challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom in a possible recall election, according to people familiar with her thinking.
Mr. Parscale, President Trump’s former campaign manager, was angry after he was demoted last summer, and wanted out of politics. That didn’t last long. He is starting a new political data company.
With far less money than anticipated, campaign officials are scrambling to address a severe financial disadvantage against Joseph R. Biden Jr., producing something of an internal blame game.
Just call it the Trump swamp.
The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale’s wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.
With early voting about to begin in some states, the days President Trump can afford to be consumed by crises of his own making are dwindling. But he has spent the last week in reaction mode.
Five months ago, President Trump’s re-election campaign had a huge financial edge over Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s. The Times conducted an extensive review of how the Trump team spent lavishly to show how that advantage evaporated.
And if surveys of likely voters don’t look promising, turn to other measures. Like boat parades.
New campaign filings show that President Trump’s campaign paid more than $2.2 million for the event last month, which drew a lower-than-expected crowd that disappointed his campaign.
President Trump’s demotion of Brad Parscale a few months before the election is “like a jockey jumping off his horse in the homestretch and deciding to run the rest of the way,” said Seth Meyers.
Mr. Stepien, a former aide to Chris Christie who has been shadowed by the Bridgegate scandal, brings a data-centric style to the president’s lagging re-election effort.
Bill Stepien, the deputy campaign manager of the president’s re-election bid, will step into Mr. Parscale’s job, according to people familiar with the plans.
Trump’s enablers recast rationalizations as righteousness.
The governor, a Republican, isn’t attending. It isn’t clear how many other G.O.P. elected officials will come. The turnout could be low, or expansive. And fears of the virus hang over the event.
Last month represented the political nadir of President Trump’s three and a half years in office, thanks to self-inflicted wounds as he played to his base and missteps by a fractured campaign.
After thousands of empty seats at the president’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., his son-in-law moved Michael Glassner, an original Trump campaign hire in 2015, from his role of chief operating officer.
In May, Mr. Biden passed President Trump in fund-raising for the first time. A surge in donations has helped cut into the president’s financial advantage.
Inside the campaign, advisers believe disappointing attendance at the rally shows genuine fear of the coronavirus and the reality of Mr. Trump’s sliding poll numbers.
Did a successful prank inflate attendance expectations for President Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla.?
The Trump team wants one more debate than is typically held in the general election, and argued that they should start earlier because the coronavirus may prompt an increase in early voting.
Instead of offering President Trump a glide path back into the campaign season, Saturday’s rally in Tulsa has become yet another flash point for a candidate who has repeatedly displayed insensitivity about race.
As polls show President Trump significantly trailing his rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr., his campaign is spending heavily in states, like Ohio, that it had hoped would not be competitive at all this year.
The president is installing Bill Stepien, a veteran political adviser, to the top heirarchy of his re-election staff, adding support for the campaign manager, Brad Parscale.
The Democratic nominee needs someone to energize the party’s coalition and balance the ticket.
The president’s re-election strategy isn’t based on reality. How could it be?
Surveys show the president’s standing with seniors, the group most vulnerable to the coronavirus, has fallen as he pushes to reopen the country.
The president erupted recently at his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, after seeing polling data that showed Mr. Trump trailing Joe Biden in several states.
The coronavirus has forced the Democrats’ presumptive presidential nominee into an all-digital campaign, and he’s struggling to break through.