After Sarah endorsed Trump in 2016, Trump indicated that she would have a place in his cabinet. Palin made no secret of her interest. She was originally considered for Interior Secretary. When that didn’t work out, she was considered for Veterans affairs. When that didn’t work out she was considered for Energy Secretary. When that didn’t work out she was considered for …well, nothing.
Now Palin has advertised Trump’s announcement that he will run for re-election in 2020.
“It’s official!” she announced.
Trump has named Brad Parscale as his campaign manager. Parscale previously served as a digital media director for Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.
According to a Politico analysis of documents filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday night, Trump’s three committees collected $11 million in December, ending 2016 with $16 million in the bank. In total, the campaign spent $32 million in December in order to build its database, collect data, and pay for branding and key staff members. The committees, for example, laid out $728,000 on hats, likely for his “Make America Great Again” baseball caps, and another $2.4 million on mugs, stickers, T-shirts, and banners, Politico reports. They paid another $511,000 to Giles-Parscale, the Texas-based digital and online advertising operation run by Brad Parscale, who has been credited with propelling the campaign on a path to victory, bringing the total amount he has collected from Trumplandia to $88 million.
Brad Parscale started his digital career in bookstores, tapping people on the shoulder while they were browsing the web design section and pitching them his own website creation services. Then one day in 2011, he was eating an omelette when he received an email from the Trump Organization asking him to pitch for a web design project for one of Donald Trump’s real estate projects. Other assignments followed until 2015, when another email arrived.
“It said: ‘Donald Trump is thinking about running for president and we need a website in two days,'” Parscale reported. “So I wrote back and said, ‘Yeah, I’ll do it for $1,500,'” he added. “And by the end (of the election campaign) it was $94 million.”
Some speculate that Sarah Palin has her eye on a job with Brad’s company, thinking that she could provide consulting services to the multi-million dollar venture.