Republican candidate Donald Trump overhauling of his presidential campaign team on Wednesday only earned for him the derision of his rival, former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
In several tweets, Hillary ridiculed Trump’s new team, as same of the same and even worse, as it included a ‘street fighter’.
With just 83 days until Election Day, Trump hired one of the most extreme right-wing voices to run his campaign. pic.twitter.com/geausYW6oD
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 17, 2016
In another tweet, she said: Donald Trump is still the same man who insults Gold Star families, demeans women, and mocks people with disabilities.
It was the second time in less than two months that Trump will tinker with his campaign group.
And this time, he hired the head of a conservative news website to bolster his combative image and try to reverse poor opinion poll numbers.
Trump named Steve Bannon, head of the Breitbart News website, as campaign chief executive officer, a new position. He also promoted senior adviser Kellyanne Conway to the post of campaign manager, Reuters reported.
The latest shakeup combines Bannon, a conservative flamethrower, with Conway, a measured, data-driven analyst who might be able to broaden Trump’s appeal to women and independent voters.
It offers Trump’s team a chance to return to the “let Trump be Trump” style practiced by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in winning the Republican presidential nomination for the Nov. 8 election.
Lewandowski, ousted in the last campaign reorganization in June, said on CNN that Bannon was “a street fighter” like himself. A Trump campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon “the most dangerous political operative in America.”
Whether this style will work in the fight against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is unclear. Trump, a New York real estate developer and former reality TV host, has largely been unable to extend his reach beyond white middle-class voters who pack his rallies.
Trump is behind Clinton in national opinion polls and in many battleground states, potentially facing a big defeat that could also cost Republicans congressional races.
Trump, who relishes revving up crowds with off-the-cuff remarks, drew criticism for comments insulting women, Muslims and Mexican immigrants during the primary campaign for the Republican nomination.