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'Brad really sh*t the bed': Trump may be prepping to give Parscale the sack

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Personally, I’d rather spend an Arizona summer canvassing for Joe Biden in a wetsuit made of beached squids and mayonnaise than work a single day for Donald Trump.

For one thing — and, believe me, this would be the least objectionable part — you have exactly zero job security with Trump.

So who’s going under the bus next? If you don’t have Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale in your office pool, you haven’t done your homework.

According to a new Yahoo! News report, Trump is considering a shakeup of his campaign team, and Brad Parscale may be on his way out. “The president has diminishing confidence in Brad,” one former Trump campaign adviser told the news outlet.

According to the former adviser, Trump, who is “getting madder by the day,” has recently made dismissive comments about Parscale’s experience. Prior to working for Trump, Parscale worked at a web design and marketing company he founded in San Antonio. He was named campaign manager of the president’s reelection bid in early 2018.

“I’ve been in the room when Trump refers to him as ‘the website guy.’ … And that’s not that long ago. It’s a problem for Brad,” the former campaign adviser said.

Meanwhile, the redoubtable Gabriel Sherman, reporting for Vanity Fair, says Parscale is feeling so much heat he may step down on his own:

“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.

Trump is famously dyspeptic, of course, and the Tulsa debacle can’t be sitting well with him. I’d almost be surprised if Parscale doesn’t get canned, particularly considering all the money he’s made off Trump, and Trump’s reported distaste for such profiteering.

And, of course, Trump loves to blame others for his own stupidity.

Yahoo! News again:

As Biden’s position has improved in the polls, multiple reports have appeared about tension on Trump’s team and about the president’s growing frustration with Parscale, even before Tulsa. This included a story published by CNN in late April that claimed Trump “was shouting” at the campaign manager about his poll numbers. Both Trump and Parscale subsequently denied the outburst had occurred.  

The former campaign adviser said Trump felt “poorly served” by recent advice from his aides, including on the execution of the Tulsa rally and the handling of his appearance at St. John’s Church in Washington earlier this month, which took place after protesters were teargassed and cleared from the surrounding street. According to the former adviser, Parscale’s lack of political gravitas made it hard for him to question Trump when the president has his own ideas that might not work.

Yeah, it really is stupid not to tell your boss that teargassing peaceful protesters so you can hold up a book you don’t read in front of a building you hate to step foot in might be a bad idea. It’s nearly as stupid as deciding to do it in the first place. 

But, hey, being Donald Trump means never having to say you’re sorry.

“This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry.” — Bette Midler on Aldous J. Pennyfarthing, via Twitter. Find out what made dear Bette break up. Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its boffo sequels Dear Prsident A**clown: 101 More Rude Letters to Donald Trump and Dear F*cking Moron: 101 More Letters to Donald Trump by Aldous J. Pennyfarthing are now available for a song! Click those links, yo!

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