Within moments, the President was shouting -- not at the aides in the room, but into the phone -- at his campaign manager Brad Parscale , three people familiar with the matter told CNN. Shifting the blame away from himself, Trump berated Parscale for a recent spate of damaging poll numbers, even at one point threatening to sue Parscale. It's not clear how serious the President's threat of a lawsuit was.
Trump defended Parscale in a tweet on Thursday, writing, "Actually, he is doing a great job. I never shouted at him (been with me for years, including the 2016 win), & have no intention to do so."
The White House did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment, and the Trump campaign declined to comment.