Trump Campaign Spends Heavily, Sets Up Operation To Avoid 2016’s Mistakes

JOHNSON CITY, TN - OCTOBER 01: President Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a campaign rally at Freedom Hall on October 1, 2018 in Johnson City, Tennessee. President Trump held the rally to support Republican senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
JOHNSON CITY, TN - OCTOBER 01: An attendee holds a "Keep America Great" sign as President Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a campaign rally at Freedom Hall on October 1, 2018 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Presid... JOHNSON CITY, TN - OCTOBER 01: An attendee holds a "Keep America Great" sign as President Donald Trump speaks to the crowd during a campaign rally at Freedom Hall on October 1, 2018 in Johnson City, Tennessee. President Trump held the rally to support Republican senate candidate Marsha Blackburn. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 20, 2019 7:57 a.m.

President Donald Trump’s reelection effort has been in full swing for months, as campaign manager Brad Pascale molds an apparatus with clear lines of communication, hierarchy and organization: in short, a model nothing like Trump’s fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants 2016 campaign.

According to a Tuesday Politico report, campaign officials are trying desperately to avoid the embarrassing leaks and gaffes of the inexperienced team that plagued their 2016 effort.

Team Trump is also firming up campaign assets to combat the President’s dismal polling numbers and the constant turbulence that always follows in his wake. The campaign spent a whopping $2 million more than it raised from October to the end of December.

Per Politico, campaign officials expect to have 100 employees on payroll by the end of this year.

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