Joe Scarborough: Will Trump Risk Another Rally after Tulsa’s ‘Weak Performance’?
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wondered how the Trump campaign will go forward on Monday following a sparsely attended campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend. The Morning Joe host pointed out that President Donald Trump’s campaign had bragged about attendance at the event before it flopped.
“President Trump was reportedly left fuming over the lackluster attendance,” co-host Mika Brzezinski explained.
“Upon his arrival on Air Force One, Trump was quote ‘furious’ and laid into his aides for the sparse crowds. Four people familiar with the event said the President was stunned and yelled at aides backstage while looking at the endless rows of empty seats.”
“Two White House and campaign officials tell the Associated Press that Trump was upset that he was led to believe that he would see huge crowds in deep red Oklahoma,” she went on.
“Jonathan Lemire, as Fantastic Mr. Fox would say, this is amateur night in Dixie,” Scarborough said. “You have a campaign pushing the one million number repeatedly, we’re told there’re going to be rallies, there’re going to be outside festivals, this is like nothing we’ve ever seen.”
“Those were false expectations set up by the Trump campaign itself. Question number one, how did they — how did they — the campaign so badly miscalculate and secondly, what does Donald Trump do next?”
“Does he risk having another rally where he has a weak performance? It would seem to me the campaign has a lot to figure out this morning.”
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