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Former NASA Exec Named Trump 2020 Campaign's New COO

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Businessman Jeff DeWit has been tapped to become chief operating officer of President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.

DeWit had previously served as the COO of Trump’s 2016 campaign and later joined the Trump administration as NASA’s chief financial officer.

In addition to DeWit’s hiring, Michael Glassner, the man previously in charge of organizing Trump’s rallies, was reassigned to handling the campaign’s lawsuits.

These moves were engineered by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Axios reported Tuesday.

Sources suggested to the outlet that the change had been made following the president’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which had lower attendance than expected.

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Despite the low attendance, the rally did set an all-time ratings record on Fox News.

The move by Kushner appears to be a safe one, however. The campaign’s newly appointed COO has an accomplished work history.

After a successful career in finance working at companies such as Smith Barney and ECHOtrade, DeWit was elected Arizona’s state treasurer in 2014, according to his NASA bio page.

Serving as state treasurer from 2015 to 2018, he then joined the Donald Trump administration on March 14, 2018, when the United States Senate unanimously confirmed DeWit as the CFO of NASA.

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DeWit resigned from his post at NASA on Feb. 14, 2020.

Returning to Arizona, DeWit then became the chief executive officer of Superfeed Technologies Inc.

Superfeed Technologies, Inc. — which Liftable Media, Inc., the parent company of The Western Journal, is an investor in — is responsible for developing the Superfeed app, which enables users to choose the news and information they want to see on their social media feeds, circumventing social media companies’ algorithms.

Trump recently gave a shout-out to the campaign’s soon-to-be COO at a Students For Trump rally in Phoenix on June 23.

“And a friend of mine that did a great job as the NASA CFO — and you see we’ve totally rebuilt NASA. We’re sending rockets up now for the first time in many years. Jeff DeWit,” the president said, garnering applause for the businessman.

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The addition of DeWit comes as Trump ramps up his re-election campaign, which the president has recently expressed optimism about.

According to Trump, his chances have dramatically increased thanks to recent calls from some in the Democratic Party to defund the police.

“I said, ‘What? What are they going to defund and abolish?’ I thought it was going to be something. They said, ‘the police.’ I said, ‘Oh, great. I just won the election. That’s great,'” Trump said to laughter and applause at the June 23 rally.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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