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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 BannonRatcliffe, Schiff battle over Biden emails, politicized intelligence Juan Williams: Trump's search for dirt falls flat Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 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 CruzSenate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus Democrats play defense, GOP goes on attack after Biden oil comments Quinnipiac poll finds Biden, Trump tied in Texas 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 BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE nationally and in key swing states.

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