Between the lines: One person familiar with the shake-up defended Glassner as the unfortunate guy whose head needed to roll for the Tulsa rally debacle, where the attendance was nowhere near what the president had anticipated.

“Michael didn’t really make many mistakes [at Tulsa],” the source said. “He did what he always did, and it just didn’t work post-COVID.”

“I think he knew he was going to take the punishment for this,” the source added. “It was on his watch.”

But a second person familiar with the decision pushed back, saying it wasn’t fair to blame Glassner and that he was ultimately going to be reassigned to a different role regardless of what happened in Tulsa.