Donald Trump raged against his then-campaign manager Brad Parscale in the aftermath of his disastrous Tulsa campaign rally, complaining his top re-election official 'f***ed up everything.'
The then-president was left furious after his June 20, 2020, rally - which was supposed to be his post-COVID comeback to the campaign trail - was filled with empty seats.
Michael Wolff's book 'Landslide' is July 13
'Has Brad actually ever done anything right?' Trump said in an Oval Office meeting after the event. 'He's f***ed up everything.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'How can you be so stupid? Answer me!,' he told Parscale.
The campaign manager tried to defend himself, revealed Michael Wolff in his forthcoming book 'Landslide,' but Trump wouldn't let up.
'Stupid, stupid, stupid . . . just tell me how stupid you can possibly be? I want to know. Really. Tell me.'
The next day, Trump and Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and White House adviser, demoted Parscale, and turned the re-election campaign over to Parscale's deputy, Bill Stepien.
Details of Trump's fury were revealed in an excerpt of Wolff's book published by The Times. Wolff's book is out July 13.
Parscale set high expectations for the rally, tweeting five days ahead of if: 'Over 1M ticket requests for the @realDonaldTrump #MAGA Rally in Tulsa on Saturday.'
The Tulsa rally was painted as the event that would reset the Trump campaign, bring the president back up in the polls, and let Trump enjoy the cheers of supporters - the kind of energy he craves and thrives off of.
It was to be the first campaign event after the original round of COVID lockdowns and since Joe Biden secured the Democratic nomination.
But when Trump entered