Trump remains frustrated about the leadership of campaign manager Brad Parscale, himself a 2016 loyalist who served as digital strategist and is now running his first presidential campaign, the five Republicans say. Specifically, the president has continued to complain that Parscale is burning through too much money too quickly, two of the people say.

“Brad worked when they needed someone to jump in but they don’t need him anymore,” said one of the Republicans, who previously worked at the White House. With the election approaching, “you need someone who has the experience and understanding of how all this works.” The five Republicans, who share many of Trump’s concerns about the campaign, spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid upsetting the president.