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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 Bannon'So interesting': Trump pitched on idea to run for House, become Speaker Democrats claim vindication, GOP cries witch hunt as McGahn finally testifies Hillicon Valley: Parler's return to Apple store poses new challenges | Biden revokes Trump-era order targeting shield for website operators 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 CruzBiden tries to erase Trump's 'America First' on world stage Cotton, Pentagon chief tangle over diversity training in military GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot 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 BidenPutin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting How the infrastructure bill can help close the digital divide Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE nationally and in key swing states.

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