“Despite claims he is not angry, more people have said Trump has been shouting since he returned from Tulsa. Questions are being asked about the future of his campaign manager, but others have said his job is not just in danger. Anyone, including WH aides, could be they shoot depending on coverage. “
And we know that Trump doesn’t blame himself for much.
So do the math: A little crowd + Trump’s love of beats = Big problems for everyone who has fingerprints at that gathering in Tulsa.
At the top of that list is Trump 2020 campaign leader Brad Parscale.
“Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are ‘angry’ at campaign leader Brad Parscale for his predictions of a much bigger crowd than the one that appeared at the rally in Tulsa on Saturday night, according to the source of Trump’s campaign … The person said guilt from this camp focused But some donors and allies are feeling the debacle at the rally – in which the campaign decided to raise expectations about rally enthusiasm, instead of managing them on a reasonable level – has thrown the existing campaign management issues, the person said. “
Parscale was then, without a doubt, the most likely target of Trump’s anger. But go back to Kaitlan’s tweet – especially this part: “Anyone, including WH aides, could be fired depending on coverage.”
The key – and revealing – essence here exists “depending on coverage”. Trump is the key, yes. But he also watches cable TV. And making calls. And making calls. And trying to suppress – from all that – when the collective “they” blame the debacle of the rally in Tulsa. This, as much as its own meaning, will determine who gets fired.
Because, again, Trump is referring to perception: it’s not a matter of whose fault it is that the crowd over the weekend didn’t live up to the hype. (Actually, there’s no way one person is to blame.) It’s about who the media, his friends, and major party donors blame. That’s the person Trump will blame.
On Monday afternoon, those close to the White House insisted that Parscale’s business was not in danger. Which may be true! But it’s also hard to imagine that the main leader of Scapegoatra would allow such public embarrassment as the Tulsa rally went unpunished. It’s just not in his nature.