Donald Trump is currently sitting at the top of the polling for the 2016 Republican nomination as he and 16 other top names are vying for their party’s support. Trump has reportedly finally decided it was time to find himself a national political director.
The presidential campaign for the media mogul announced on Thursday that it hired as its political director Michael Glassner.
In a prepared statement just released on Thursday, the Trump campaign said that Glassner would be responsible for developing then implementing a national political plan, while also overseeing strategic planning operations across the nation on behalf of Mr. Trump for President.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Glassner was the top aide to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on the presidential ticket for Senator John McCain that lost to President Barack Obama.
He was also a former aide to Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, and during the presidential campaign of 2000, he served on the campaign of Bush-Cheney as one of their advisors in Iowa.
In his own prepared statement, Glassner said he was honored and very proud to have this opportunity to work alongside Donald Trump, the definition of a success story in America.
Glassner added that Trump set the standard for excellence in many different areas, including sports, entertainment and real estate – and now for American politics.
As the news Trump national campaign team members, I look forward to carrying my part of the load to “Make America Great Again.”
A Thursday Quinnipiac poll found that Trump was leading in the primary field for the GOP with 20% of the likely voters who are Republican backing him, followed by Scott Walker the Governor of Wisconsin with 13% and Jeb Bush the former Governor of Florida with 10%.
Trump and Palin have exchanged kind words of late. Most recently, the Republican candidate said he would love to have the former governor of Alaska as a member of his cabinet.
Trump said Palin was someone who knows what is happening. She is special, she is a real special person, and people know how much of a following she has and that is unbelievable.