'I shouldn't have ever done that fucking, fucking rally,' Trump said at an Oval Office meeting in July 2020, after the rally, according to 'Peril,' a forthcoming tell-all from The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
The book also claims Trump called Brad Parscale a 'fucking moron.' One month later he fired the campaign manager. The Oklahoma excerpt was first reported by Insider.
The June 8, 2020 rally was supposed to be the former president's post-Covid comeback to the campaign trail, but was filled empty seats after TikTokers and K-pop fans claimed to have reserved hundreds of tickets with no intention of showing up.
'Landslide' by Michael Wolff previously reported a similar Oval Office tantrum from Trump following the rally, which Parcale denied.
'How can you be so stupid? Answer me!,' Trump told Parscale, according to Wolff's book.
'The excerpts from Wolfe’s Trump book are complete bulls***. No one yelled at me about Tulsa. My company has helped crowd build for Trump rallies for 6 years. We have helped build crowds for 600+ rallies, including the last two rallies,' Parscale wrote on Twitter.
'I shouldn't have ever done that fucking, fucking rally,' Trump said at an Oval Office meeting in July 2020, after the rally, according to 'Peril'
The June 8, 2020 rally was supposed to be the former president's post-Covid comeback to the campaign trail, but was filled empty seats
The Trump campaign blamed the 'fake news media' for 'warning people away from the rally' over COVID-19
In the hours before the event, crowds seemed significantly lighter than expected at the 19,000 seat BOK Center, and campaign officials scrapped plans for Trump to first address an overflow space. Only 6,200 people attended, according to Tulsa officials.
Trump's campaign later privately admitted that as many as 300,000 of the people who signed up for event were online tricksters. Anyone from anywhere could request a ticket through the campaign's website.
Parscale had set high expectations, tweeting in the week leading up: 'Over 1M ticket requests for