After Trump shakes up staff, Kushner remains driving force behind campaign - 2020-07-17
U.S. President Donald Trump's long-in-coming campaign shakeup rearranged some big job titles but isn't likely to change the identity of the person truly in charge of day-to-day operations: Jared Kushner.
Kushner wields his influence quietly and is rarely a presence in the campaign's suburban Washington headquarters. Fittingly, he was nowhere to be seen Thursday when, in an emotional changing of the guard meeting, campaign manager Brad Parscale surrendered his title to onetime deputy Bill Stepien.
Facing strong electoral headwinds, it was Trump who demoted Parscale and elevated Stepien. But Kushner, the president's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, is expected to remain the driving force behind a political operation built to respond to Trump's instincts and give him another four years in office.