US President, Donald Trump has picked one of his political strategists as campaign manager for the 2020 re-election campaign.
The Trump Organisation hired Brad Parscale in 2011 as a digital guru.
He was asked in 2015 to create a website for Mr Trump’s exploratory White House bid and a year later became the campaign’s digital director.
This is thought to be the earliest any incumbent US president has officially declared his re-election campaign.
There are 979 days to go until the 2020 election. President Barack Obama announced his re-election plans 582 days before the 2012 vote.
The president’s son, Eric Trump, said in a press release on Tuesday: “Brad is an amazing talent and was pivotal to our success in 2016.
“He has our family’s complete trust and is the perfect person to be at the helm of the campaign.”
The president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, said in a statement: “Brad was essential in bringing a disciplined technology and data-driven approach to how the 2016 campaign was run.
“His leadership and expertise will be help [sic] build a best-in-class campaign.”