Donald Trump will likely fire people & rearrange his campaign after the Tulsa debacle

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There are a million offensive and deplorable things about Donald Trump and his administration. While this isn’t the worst or most offensive thing, it still bugs me on a really fundamental level: Donald Trump is a sh-tty manager. He was a terrible manager in his businesses, and he’s a terrible manager of his administration and his campaign. He simply doesn’t understand the way any sort of business, executive office or campaign should operate. As I said, this is not the most offensive or abhorrent thing about him. But it’s painful to see this f–king clown show in government and in the way a national presidential campaign has been run. So, wouldn’t you know, after the Tulsa catastrophe – in which Trump and his campaign got played by TikTokers – the Trump campaign is in utter disarray.

Trump’s embattled campaign manager, Brad Parscale. “Brad really sh-t the bed Saturday night. You have to remember, execution is 95% of presidential politics,” a Republican close to the White House told me over the weekend. Parscale committed a cascade of errors, from overhyping expected turnout to blaming the half-filled arena on protesters. Trump was so furious when he saw how thin the crowd was that he threatened to not go onstage, two sources briefed on the discussions told me. The sources said that Parscale, reading the tea leaves, is planning to step down. “He knows he can’t survive,” one source told me.

But maybe not: Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the Trump campaign, said Parscale is safe. “Brad is the campaign manager, and he’s the one in charge,” Miller said. But one thing is for sure: The blame game has shifted into high gear. Trump insiders told me Trump was presented with five options of where to hold his rally. “The president chose Tulsa,” a source said.

Jared Kushner might lose some power: Sources also told me that if Parscale is forced out, he likely won’t be the only casualty of the rally fiasco. Trump is debating revoking his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s control over the campaign, sources said. As I previously reported, Trump has been frustrated with Kushner’s oversight of the campaign in light of polling that consistently shows Trump losing to Joe Biden. Another source of friction has been campaign spending and reports Trump has gotten that Parscale is making millions of dollars. “Did Jared allow this?” Trump asked advisers recently, according to a source. (Kushner declined to comment.)

Who would replace Parscale though? Top candidates include 2016 veterans Miller, David Bossie, and Corey Lewandowski, all of whom Kushner successfully kept on the outer fringe of Trumpworld. “We can’t allow Jared’s stupid disagreements to get in the way,” Trump recently told advisers, according to a source briefed on the conversation. Other Trump insiders are skeptical that Lewandowski would be put in charge of such a vast operation. “Corey was great when it was just Trump and an airplane. But let’s face it, he couldn’t manage a 7-Eleven,” a person close to Trump said. “The serious operation will be run by serious people.”

Trump is low-energy. He’s also lost the attack line that Biden is too old for the job. “There is something off about Trump,” a West Wing official told a top Republican a few days after Trump shakily descended the ramp at West Point. “He doesn’t have the stamina.”

[From Vanity Fair]

I burst out laughing at “But let’s face it, he couldn’t manage a 7-Eleven. The serious operation will be run by serious people.” Let’s face it, LITERALLY ANY 7-11 MANAGER COULD RUN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN BETTER THAN THESE PEOPLE. I’m sorry to be so shouty, but OMG. Brad Parscale could not handle a 7-11. Neither could Jared. Neither could Trump. Let’s make that a baseline for managers too: could so-and-so manage a 7-11? Joe Biden could. Kamala Harris could. Elizabeth Warren could. Ivanka, Don Jr, Eric, Jared and Melania could not. Also, poor Trump is so low-energy! LMAO.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Kellyanne Conway is the one who managed his 2016 campaign in the end. Notice how she’s completely off the list of the possible white boy replacements for Parscale?

    The family infighting on this must be hilarious with Tom Riddle and Nagini trying to control everything and Lara and Kim elbowing one another in the face to claw their way up higher for wrest control from them. Eric is too stupid to do anything but Lara, an Ivanka-wannabe, is determined that she will push her way to the top. While Junior is busy challenging Hunter Biden to a duel or something. – seriously, Junior challenged Hunter Biden to a debate yesterday.

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      Why would we need to see the children of the nominees debate? I’m assuming Hunter won’t get a White House job. He’ll just keep his normal job.

    • anon says:

      “Brad is the campaign manager, and he’s the one in charge,” Brad is the money launderer for the campaign, in connection with Ronna NotRomney. That’s why he keeps his job.

      He never managed a campaign, just the washing and distribution of dark funds from multiple fake donors with info collected by data mining (hello Facebook, you tracherous bastards!), but the funds come from some guys named Vlad and Salman.

      His sudden wealth comes from his cut of the deal.

      • Nic919 says:

        Rick Wilson and the rest of the Lincoln project people have been saying that for a while now. Parscale is ripping off from the campaign donations and skimming money for the wives and girlfriends on the side. If anyone else confirms they are prepared to launder money then Parscale is gone in a heartbeat.

  2. Carol says:

    The LOSER is going to lose.

  3. Alexandria says:

    I mean…he’s known for hiring and firing. What’s new.

  4. Christin says:

    I love the reading of desperation in the morning.

    Seriously, this spoiled, self-serving gang can throw each other to the wolves. The Orange Oz has had the curtain fully pulled back. He’s not the superhuman, all powerful being that the devout followers want to believe he is.

  5. Purplehazeforever says:

    The problem is Trump. He’s low energy. He’s off. I’ve noticed it. I can barely stand to listen to him speak but there is something wrong. 2016 he was like this energized he’s like a robot. He’s not going to pack arenas with this messaging.

  6. Stacy Dresden says:

    He’s going down and I am going to gloat. Hard!

  7. SamC says:

    I’ve read Steve Bannon is inching his way back in behind the scenes. That scares me because he’s evil but effective, ie Karl Rove for Bush (but Bannon is so much worse!).

    • NightOwl says:

      THAT is frightening. I almost prefer that there be no changes to the current campaign lest someone skilled and competent take over.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      His minions just took over Voice of America. Scary.

  8. lucy2 says:

    No one who works for this administration or campaign lasts – they either quit and get a book deal, or get fired. It’s been a mess since day 1.

  9. Sean says:

    Man those pictures of all the empty seats….

    I’d wager good money the marquee of the venue for the next Trump rally will read


    • whatWHAT? says:

      but does 45 have the bigger dressing room?


    • lucy2 says:

      Sam Bee’s show had a good post with all those blue seats, it said “this is what we want the electoral college map to look like”.

  10. Diane says:

    Trump needs to take a long look in the mirror before he considers firing anyone.

  11. Veronica S. says:

    Their incompetence would be amusing if it hadn’t come at the cost of border camps, the abandonment of our Kurdish allies, and the lives of thousands of Americans. I’m hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Four months is plenty of time for Republicans to come up with new ways to f*ck American and suppress voter rights.

    • Vava says:

      I adore her. She did that Dr. Evil thing with the little finger from Austin Powers movies.

  12. Jerusha says:

    But if Brad steps down who will pay lara trump and kimberly whatshername $180,000 each per year for boffing Uday and Qusay?

  13. reef says:

    Brad Parscale was instrumental in getting Trump elected. His data mining and micro targeting ad campaigns on Facebook and other social media was pretty genius. He took what Obama did and turbo charged it. It’d be dumb to let him go so Trump’s gonna let him go.
    You got outsmarted by quite possibly the most tech-savvy generation we’ve seen who have ridiculous organizing power at their finger tips. (I really can’t stress enough how much I love Gen Z. lol)

    • anon says:

      That was not Brad’s work. The data mining was actually started by multiple Republican PACs way before and was collected by Rove. When the Kremlin hacked into the RNCs servers, they got hold of all that data (they had profiles of millions of voters with hundreds of itemized data on each one, it is quite scary) and they suplemented it with Cambridge Analytica’s access to Facebook profiles and microtargeting tools (the ones Facebok denied existed until very recently). The hack also gave the Kremlin access to voter rolls and voting machines’ backdoors, and I think that even the 2016 GOP primary was cheated to install Trump as the candidate.

      Brad is a front for these efforts, to make it seem “legit”. There nothing genial about him. He actually got laughed at when he came over to my country to sell his crap at a conference.

  14. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    When this went down, I grabbed my 14yo as soon as I could. “Look what your peers did! See how important you are! Go get’em tiger!”

    • Suz says:

      Yes, this! These kids ARE participating in democracy. They’re saying they don’t want to inherit the stupidity of this administration. I’m reminded of the David Bowie lyric, “And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through.”

  15. Lucy says:

    The 7-11 comment made me lol. Also, this is the first time I’ve read any West wing source say that Trump’s unwell, something’s not right. You know shit has to be horrific behind the scenes of someone’s willing to say it. When the criminal charges get filed, it will be interesting to see if Trump’s ego will allow for “my client is just a feeble old man” Defense. If we survive trump and climate change, I want every single staff person, senator and stooge who enabled him immortalized on a wall of shame.

  16. Leah says:

    If he fires Parscale, it’s going to be fun watching the guy eat crow on Twitter. All that campaign manager does is make up lies about how the left blocked the gate and how kpop took all the free tickets.

    Besides he was the one who said a million people would turn up at a place that only holds 19k.

  17. BUBS says:

    “There is something off about Trump!” Truer words were never spoken!!!

  18. Sara says:

    He surrounds himself with incompetent sycophants. If he wants the job done right, he’s going to have to accept that he has to listen to people who are smarter than him. Which he won’t. Because he’s a malignant narcissist.

    • Gin says:

      Not just a narcissist. Lots of narcissists do well in politics if they’re smart/cunning enough to keep smart people around and take credit for their ideas. Trump is as thick as whale omelet and narcissistic so he wants all the glory but isn’t competent enough to work out how to steal it.

  19. KellyRyan says:

    Another day of Drumpf changing seats on the Titanic. Sen. Chuck Schumer, “Every time DT breaks a window, Senate GOP Majority sweeps up the glass.” Dumpty does not look healthy. Taking non-prescribed drugs at his age and physical condition is dangerous. I would not be surprised if he is hospitalized before the November election.

  20. Rapunzel says:

    Y’all, I read yesterday that Trump is now promising more stimulus checks. , saying it will be a “very generous” new package.

    Bwahaha… reader, I laughed. After all this time of stimulus checks being dead in the water, he’s talking about a new package? Someone is totally desperate now and trying to bribe folks to vote for him.

  21. Seraphina says:

    I think what happened is hilarious. And I hope he fires them and rehires more incompetent people to throw it all off.
    His new thinking may be: if there is no election, then I can’t lose.

  22. Coco says:

    I think Trump is reacting to Parscale the same way Henry VIII reacted to Thomas Cromwell bringing him Anne of Cleves.

    • Ardnamurchan says:

      Snap, Coco: I thought so, too.

      Trump’s cosplay morphed from Lewis Carrol’s Queen of Hearts to Henry VIII after he survived impeachment.
      Every time he fired someone, I used to hear ‘off with her head’.
      But you just know he wishes he could order it for real.

    • just me says:

      @ coco and Ardnamurchan- you two am too smrt for me. I’ll have to brush up on my book learnin to get in on the joke!!
      Love it, love the thoughtful and insightful peeps on this site!!
      I’m a dual citizen of USA and Canada, living in Canada. We can smell the stench of the cheating red party from here. Dig deep, don’t give away a single vote!!! You can DO this!!!

  23. bluemoonhorse says:

    Wish of the day: Trump contracted Covid at the Tulsa rally.

  24. adastraperaspera says:

    I have a fear that Trump’s recent failures are being orchestrated by McConnell. He doesn’t want to lose the Senate. So could Mitt Romney or Nikki Haley be trying to cut deals to step in before the convention? Either one of them as president could pardon the Trump family and Pence, plus their teams, because they aren’t co-conspirators in their crimes to steal the 2016 election. It’s still eight weeks until the RNC convention, and I don’t know what their delegate voting rules are. Hopefully just another one of my far-fetched fever dreams–but think of what is at stake for all of them.

    • lisanne says:

      I have also wondered about them bringing in Nikki Haley. But, as much as she has the right-wing bonafides, she is probably not white enough for the Trump crowd. Romney would work for the traditional Republicans, but I don’t know, again, that the real Trumpsters would vote for him.

  25. Lindy says:

    I loved the Tulsa debacle but I also don’t want to get too comfortable. The online and Fox news viewership of the rally was really huge apparently, which tells me that at least some of Trump’s supporters are savvy enough to know Covid is real (so they stayed away from the rally in person), but still very much invested in him winning reelection.

    Plus, I’m fairly convinced that it doesn’t really matter what the polls say, it doesn’t really matter how many people hate Trump and want to vote him out, and in the end it may not even matter how many people get out there and cast a vote against him. Because that’s not how Trump plans to win. He plans to win by completely destroying the election and the democratic structures that uphold it.

    massive disenfranchisement which has been happening for a long time but which has really accelerated under Trump, undercutting the US postal service funding to make it easier to point the finger at them for mail-in voting irregularities, keeping the option to vote by mail off the table in as many states as possible, closing as many voting precincts as possible especially in areas that are statistically more likely to vote Democrat, voter intimidation especially for Latino voters, straight up Republican sponsored voter fraud like what we saw in North Carolina fairly recently, cooperating with and soliciting the help of Russian intelligence like we saw in 2016 but on steroids since he knows there are no consequences for it…

    That’s what worries me. Truly. He’s not going to leave office, y’all. Can you imagine a world in which he shakes Biden’s hand and concedes the election and moves on? I definitely can’t. And even more importantly, I can’t imagine a world where he allows a free and fair election to happen. I wouldn’t even put it off the table for him to attempt to call off or postpone the election and use Corona virus as an excuse for doing that. State of emergency, whatever.