Last weekend, Donald Trump’s recently demoted campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken into custody after a standoff with a SWAT team, threats of self harm, and allegations of domestic abuse. Parscale had been replaced by Trump’s new campaign manager, Bill Stepien.
Now, as it turns out, Bill Stepien has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a late breaking report tonight from NBC News. This further cements the fact that the outbreak from last Saturday’s White House Rose Garden super spreader event is indeed a widespread one. This comes shortly after Kellyanne Conway, who at one point was Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, announced that she’s sick with coronavirus.
Donald Trump has had five campaign managers since he began running for president: Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Bill Stepien. Now they’ve all either caught coronavirus (Conway, Stepien) or been arrested (Lewandowski, Manafort, Parscale). Trump’s former “campaign CEO” Steve Bannon has also been arrested.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report