The Hill article The Trump campaign’s hiring of more than 200 aides on Thursday was one of the biggest political hires in the history of American politics, and it was the first major hire of the campaign since it became a major party in 2020.
The move, made on the eve of a critical swing state election, also is likely to be a major test for the president’s first months in office.
In a sign that the president was working with his allies, the campaign said it hired two new communications directors and hired several additional staff members.
The moves follow a pattern for the Trump campaign that has seen turnover throughout the year.
In addition to the hires announced Thursday, the White House also hired two staffers and a communications director in its effort to overhaul the messaging and voter outreach efforts it launched last month.
The campaign’s top political adviser, Katie Walsh, joined the campaign in August.
She has been part of the White, and the campaign’s chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, has been a Trump loyalist since he joined the Trump White House team in January.
Both Walsh and Bannon have been critical of the president during the campaign, particularly on social media.
The White House said the hires were part of a strategy to boost Trump’s visibility in key battleground states.
The hiring of Walsh and her allies, as well as the hiring of former Breitbart News executive chairman Andrew Breitbart, were also a signal of the administration’s confidence in Bannon and its support of Bannon’s agenda, the senior administration official said.
But the hires also raised questions about how much of the Trump team had been removed from the campaign.
The first hires of the day, on Thursday, were Trump adviser and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who joined the team after joining the Trump transition team in February, and senior adviser and campaign adviser Stephen Miller, who was named on the campaign website Wednesday.
Both Miller and Conway have been under fire for comments they made during the election about Black Lives Matter protesters.
The day before they joined the administration, Conway defended Trump’s remarks during a campaign stop in Florida about the protest movement, saying it was a “matter of life and death.”
But the day after that rally, she made comments that seemed to back up Trump’s claims of widespread Black Lives movement support.
Miller and Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and Trump campaign manager, are also under fire as Trump’s advisers for comments that Bannon made last month in a White House briefing room about the need to “stop talking about the president” and “get back to talking about policy.”
Bannon’s comments, which were also at odds with the White National Convention’s message, prompted several members of the Black Lives Matters movement to file complaints with the Federal Election Commission, which said Bannon should not be allowed to speak at a convention.
On Thursday, a White house official said that the administration was still evaluating the complaints against Bannon and the president.
“The president continues to be committed to improving relations between the federal government and the states, and we have a team of advisers working to ensure that the message is clear to the American people,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
But that was not clear how much influence Bannon had on the White house’s approach to the protests.
“We’re trying to figure out exactly how much control the president has over the campaign and the White Houses campaign, so we can figure out how to communicate with the states and other states to get them to embrace our message and the ideas that we have on the ground,” the White Hill official said of the communications director and Bannon.
The official said the president is also working with the Trump National Security Council and the Trump Transition team to create a new messaging strategy for his administration, which is set to launch on Friday.
The new strategy will include “strategies to create positive messaging, such as ‘build coalitions’ and ‘fight the good fight,'” the official added.
The president is not expected to make any decisions about the new messaging until the end of the week, according to the official.
The Trump transition has been criticized by activists and other Democrats for a lack of coordination with the campaign over the past several months.
Bannon’s departure from the Trump administration could further complicate that effort, and could also complicate efforts to bring down the Republican-led Congress.
“It would be devastating to this White House,” said a Democratic strategist close to the transition, who spoke on the condition of being identified to avoid repercussions.
“Bannon’s departure will leave a vacuum in the Whitehouse.
It’s going to be very difficult for the transition to fill.
This will be the first time that Bannon has not been there since the election, and he is going to have to make his own decisions.”
The campaign and Bannon had previously clashed over Bannon’s decision to back a white nationalist candidate in the race to replace Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who had previously defeated Trump.
In August, Bannon endorsed Moore, who