July 16, 2020, 08.03 PM

WASHINGTON, KOMPAS.com – President Donald Trump sacked his campaign manager as his popularity continues to take a beating four months before the US presidential election.

President Trump’s management of the coronavirus pandemic in the US has led to sinking popularity in recent months.

Two recent polls further magnified the US president’s tanking popularity on Wednesday.

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In response to these recent events, Trump took to Twitter to announce his campaign manager’s replacement.

Brad Parscale has been replaced by Bill Stepien, Trump’s former deputy campaign manager.

The president praised both men for their efforts and expressed his optimism for the upcoming US presidential election in November 2020.

Trump stated that the election "should be a lot easier" than 2016 "as our poll numbers are rising fast, the economy is getting better, vaccines and therapeutics will soon... be on the way, and Americans want safe streets and communities!"

In reality, more than 137,000 Americans have died from the Covid-19 virus with confirmed new cases rising in 40 out of 50 states.

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