Donald Trump’s veteran campaign organizer is driven out after the Tulsa disaster in the shake-up of the campaign
Jared Kushner shakes his father-in-law’s campaign team on the head, starting with ‘reassigning’ Donald Trump’s campaign organizer after the Tulsa rally flop last month.
Michael Glassner knew, someone familiar with the reorganization Axios knew in a Tuesday report that he would face fall for the major campaign rally accident, where turnout was far from expected after thousands of fake ticket requests were completed.
“Michael didn’t really make many mistakes,” the source claimed, adding that “he did what he always did” when planning the Tulsa rally.
‘[I]It just didn’t work after COVID, ”they admitted.
“I think he knew he would take the punishment for this,” the source continued. “It was on his watch.”
Kushner, the president’s senior adviser, is spearheading the turmoil, and three sources familiar with the situation told Axios that he had appointed Trump’s 2016 President of Arizona, Jeff DeWit, as chief operating officer to oversee the last stretch until November.
DeWit’s new role will be a heavy hand in organizing and conducting rallies, as he was also involved in 2016.
Donald Trump campaign leader Michael Glassner (left) is ‘reassigned’ to a legal role after the failed rally in Tulsa
Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner leads a campaign reorganization after the rally turned out to be a dismal crowd and the election reveals the president is losing to Joe Biden
Trump’s 2016 Arizona President Jeff DeWit (pictured) has been brought on board as chief operating officer to oversee the final stretch through November – including having a heavy hand in rally operations
The Trump campaign downplayed the movement within the team.
“This is not a response to Tulsa,” campaign communication director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement. “Michael Glassner is beginning to take the long-term role in navigating the many legal courses we face, including lawsuits against major media outlets, some of which are likely to continue after the campaign ends.”
“He is one of the founders of Team Trump and his commitment to the president’s success is unparalleled,” Murtaugh continued.
Another person familiar with the decision claimed that it was not fair to blame Glassner, claiming that, regardless of what happened in Tulsa, ‘he was never meant to be the chief operating officer for the final piece. and only played the role on stage. ‘
Glassner has been participating in the Trump campaign since 2015 and helped organize the massive signature gatherings.
According to various sources, he will now be a more behind the scenes paper pusher handling the campaign’s lawsuits.
DeWit is a businessman who served as Treasurer of the State of Arizona and Financial Director of NASA under Trump from 2018 to earlier this year – he is also an ally of Kushner.
Kushner brought in DeWit in 2016 to help oversee the campaign’s budget and contracts, and the two have been chatting for weeks about getting a different campaign role, a source familiar with the discussions revealed.
Donald Trump’s comback rally in Tulsa turned out to be less than an audience, with over 6,000 visitors attending the stadium’s more than 19,000 seats
Now, DeWit will be conducting ‘dynamic budgeting’ for the reelection effort, the source said, including reassessing campaign spending and overseeing fundraising efforts.
DeWit will replenish his role in rally operations, as he did in the last presidential election.
President Trump was adamant about having a massive comeback rally post-corona virus, as he was forced to take a break from his usual campaign tactics with the rise of the threat and implementation of state-wide lockdowns and social distance restrictions.
He announced last month that he would return to the scene with a bang at a meeting in Tula, Oklahoma, where no social distance or masks would be needed.
While it was announced that about 1 million tickets had been requested on the website, the BOK Stadium, with a capacity of 19,199, saw only about 6,200 visitors.
Many White House officials have blamed the poor turnout of the Tulsa rally on the President’s campaign team, while TikTok users and K-Pop fans claimed they could successfully support the President’s efforts through false forms to fill in for ticket requests – a false sense of high demand.