#DeathStar trends as Trump demotes campaign manager Brad Parscale, Internet asks 'didn't they watch the movie?'
Donald Trump’s latest tweet has definitely grabbed everybody’s attention as POTUS announced that Bill Stepien was promoted to the role of campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale, who had made headlines in May for introducing the infamous juggernaut campaign, which came to be known as the ‘Death Star’. Parscale’s tweet at the time read, “For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Data, digital, TV, political, surrogates, coalitions, etc. In a few days, we start pressing FIRE for the first time.”
On July 15, Trump tweeted that he was “pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to the role of Trump Campaign Manager.” Subtly referring to Parscale being demoted, he further added, “Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a very long time and has led our tremendous digital and data strategies, will remain in that role, while being a Senior Advisor to the campaign”.
Trump believes that a campaign with Stepien as the manager and Parscale as an advisor “should be a lot easier”. While the president hasn’t explained anything regarding the sudden replacement of Parscale, Internet users can’t stop talking about ‘Death Star’, which is trending on Twitter. Many of them have asked Parsacle what happened to ‘Death Star’, with some trolling him for picking such a name for a presidential campaign.
One user tweeted, “Scratching my head about how anyone thought Death Star was a good name for a presidential campaign. D-did they not see the end of the movie?” One of them on Twitter noted that the ‘Death Star’ was never a good idea and Parscale failed the President. “Hi Bradley! We tried to warn you about the whole 'Death Star' thing. You didn't listen. You failed the dear and glorious leader, son.”
Meanwhile, the rest of the internet is using the opportunity to trend Death Star by framing jokes around it. One user tweeted, “Brad Parscale: From the Death Star to Dancing with the Stars” Another added to the previous tweet saying, “Sounds like that Death Star exploded right on time”. Taking a dig at Parscale’s previous campaign, one tweeted, “Death Star misfires and takes out Parscale. Tell him playing with guns is dangerous and send him to a gun safety class".