Will Brad Parscale step down as chair of Team Trump after the less-than-spectacular rally in Tulsa this weekend? “The blame game has shifted into high gear,” writes Gabriel Sherman at Vanity Fair, and Parscale is the obvious executive for accountability. According to Sherman, it’s so obvious that Parscale doesn’t plan to belabor the point for much longer — and he may not be alone, either:
“Brad really shit 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.
Allahpundit wrote extensively yesterday about the fallout from the lightly attended rally. In other reporting, it appeared that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka were driving Parscale out of the campaign. According to Sherman, however, Jared might be the next casualty. Kushner has run the family side of the campaign, and Parscale’s flop might be Jared’s problem, too: