In a late Wednesday night shakeup, President Donald Trump announced he’s replacing his campaign manager in an effort to revive his re-election strategy amid sinking poll numbers and less than four months to go before Election Day. The man tapped for the job is Bill Stepien — veteran political operative, Jersey native and former top aide to Gov. Chris Christie. Stepien joined Trump’s campaign team back in 2016, but he’s perhaps best known in New Jersey circles for his steely political tactics and his role in the Bridgegate scandal.
Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi spoke with two reporters who closely covered his time in the Christie administration: NJTV News Chief Political Correspondent Michael Aron and Matt Katz, WNYC reporter and author of “American Governor: Chris Christie’s Bridge to Redemption”.