Former Trump adviser Jason Miller to join reelection campaign

Former Trump adviser Jason Miller to join reelection campaign
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Former Trump campaign aide Jason Miller is joining the president's reelection bid, a campaign official confirmed to The Hill on Friday.

Miller served as a top adviser to the president during Trump's 2016 campaign and went on to work as the spokesman for the presidential transition. He is expected to focus on overall strategy in his new role.

Miller has in recent months had a prominent role among conservatives as a co-host of War Room, which started as a radio broadcast alongside former chief White House strategist Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonMueller investigation witness George Nader sentenced to a decade in prison in child sex case Biden would fire Trump appointee leading US media agency for 'hijacking' outlet In DACA ruling, Supreme Court ignores Trump's racial bias MORE. It was meant to serve as an outside defense of the president during the impeachment trial. The show has since shifted its focus to the coronavirus pandemic.

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He has previously advised Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzLincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle MORE's (R-Texas) presidential campaign and former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R).

He has sparked controversy with some of his past comments and conduct. He backed out of a White House role after reports emerged he had an affair with and impregnated another campaign staffer. Miller later left his role as a commentator at CNN, saying he was facing "false and defamatory accusations."

Miller's hire is the latest round of staffing changes within the Trump campaign as it seeks to right the ship heading into the final months of the 2020 campaign.

The president huddled Thursday with his campaign manager, the head of the Republican National Committee and other campaign officials at the White House to discuss polling and messaging strategies as recent surveys show him trailing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE nationally and in key swing states.

Updated on June 7, 2020, at 10:28 a.m.