Brad Parscale Threatens to Revoke Rally Media Credentials


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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  21 comments

By:   Ken Meyer (Mediaite)

Brad Parscale Threatens to Revoke Rally Media Credentials
Donald Trump's re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale, threatened to block reporters from the president's future rallies following coverage on the lower

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Donald Trump's re-election campaign manager, Brad Parscale , threatened to block reporters from the president's future rallies following coverage on the low turnout they saw in Tulsa on Saturday night.

In the days leading up to the president's rally in Oklahoma, the Trump campaign bragged about the high levels of RSVPs they was seeing, which led to them setting up an "overflow" event that was supposed to happen before the official rally. That overflow rally ended up getting scrapped, and even when the Trump campaign beckoned people into the Bank of Oklahoma Center to fill the empty spaces, Trump's speech ended up happening before a crowd well underneath the venue capacity.

Tulsa Fire Dept tells ABC News "just shy of 6,200" people attended President Trump's rally on Saturday. This official count is from the Fire Marshall who was on scene at the event per safety requirements, @ScottWithersABC reports. The BOK Center holds 19,199 ppl at full capacity.
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) June 21, 2020

While the low turnout might be explained by continued public fears over the coronavirus pandemic, a number ofreports have suggested that the Trump campaign might've been duped as to the level of interest there was for the rally. The New York Times reported that thousands of K-pop fans and TikTok users launched a covert online ploy to put in RSVP registrations for rally tickets, just to troll the campaign by not showing up.

On Sunday, Parscale released a statement blasting "leftists and online trolls doing a victory lap, thinking they somehow impacted rally attendance." He then turned on reporters who "behaved unprofessionally and were willing dupes to the charade," and then insisted that the campaign has ways to weed out bogus RSVPs.

These phony ticket requests never factor into our thinking. What makes this lame attempt at hacking our events even more foolish is the fact that every rally is general admission - entry is on a first-come-first-served basis and prior registration is not required. The fact is that a week's worth of the fake news media warning people away from the rally because of COVID and protestors, coupled with recent images of American cities on fire, had a real impact on people bringing their families and children to the rally.

Parscale concluded by saying "for the media to now celebrate the fear that they helped create is disgusting, but typical. And it makes us wonder why we bother credentialing media for events when they don't do their full jobs as professionals."


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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

It's official. The stadium was one third full when Trump made his speech. 

Pure humiliation. 

Of course, in Trump style, he and his campaign are blaming everyone else but themselves.  Brad Parscale is blaming "leftists".  He should join NT, his theories would fit right in here. 

Buzz of the Orient
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 weeks ago

Whatever they do, the Trumpsters must keep following the O'Donnell Republican playbook to support Trump's reelection.  BLAME CHINA !!!  Their next story will be that Xi Jinping sent the People's Liberation Army to block the entrances.


Thrawn 31
1.1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 weeks ago

Pretty sure the idea is already being tested in focus groups. 

2  sandy-2021492    2 weeks ago

The willing dupes were Trump, Parscale, and the rest of the campaign.  "Look how many people want tickets!  A yuuge number!  The stadium will be bigly full!"

"No, don't show all those empty blue chairs!  Fake news!"

2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2    2 weeks ago

Now they want to ban reporters who dont toe the "Trump" line as to spin. .   It may not be full blown authoritarianism, but it's in the ball park. 

2.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    2 weeks ago

They've always wanted to.  No regard for the First Amendment at all.  Very unpatriotic.

Paula Bartholomew
2.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    2 weeks ago

They already exposed his protesters blocked the entrances lie.

Paula Bartholomew
3  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

All a reporter would have to do is don a disguise (fake mustache, Trump shirt, and a MAGA hat) and go to one of the rallies.  The media didn't create anything.  It is all on Trump and his swamp.

4  Ender    2 weeks ago

He is not helping his case any. If it is first come first serve general admission, still not what they were bragging about.

I don't see them stopping press. What is the saying, any press is good press.

Hell it gave donald a twenty minute talk on him walking down a ramp.

Let the good times roll...

5  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago
And it makes us wonder why we bother credentialing media for events when they don't do their full jobs as professionals."

Notice how Parscale says the media doesnt do "their full jobs".  Their "full" job, according to the White House , is to give Trump good coverage. Trump spent a huge portion of his speech last night complaining that he doesnt get good media coverage. To Trump and his lackeys, the media should be reporting how great he is and little else. This is not a banana republic ....yet. 

5.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 weeks ago

They want state media.  They picked the wrong country.

Heartland American
5.2  Heartland American  replied to  JohnRussell @5    2 weeks ago
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6  Kavika     2 weeks ago

After the fiasco in Tulsa Parscale may not have a job come Monday.

6.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @6    2 weeks ago

Very lucrative while it lasted.

Split Personality
6.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Ender @6.1    2 weeks ago
In addition to this home, and a home in San Antonio, TX, Parscale also owns two oceanfront condo units on Fort Lauderdale beach, in the Tiffany House and Conrad Fort Lauderdale buildings.

Very lucrative, lol

  • Brad Parscale has been treating himself to pricey Florida real estate and luxury cars after being hired as Trump's 2020 campaign manager
  • The 43-year-old makes $15,000 a month as Trump's electioneering guru, but he is also getting a percentage of contributions to the Trump 2020 campaign 
  • Money is also coming from the Republican National Committee, which paid Parscale's company Parscale Digital $7.3 million so far this year 
  • Parscale is splashing out, already this year buying a $2.4m canal-front mansion in Fort Lauderdale, a $78.3K BMW and a $146K Range Rover
  • The Kansas native and his wife Candice also bought another two condos in the area,  one owned by Parscale Properties, worth a combined $2m
  • The lavish spending comes years after Parscale and his parents lost their company. Electric Image Inc, to bankruptcy in the mid-2000s
  • Bankruptcy trustees discovered Parscale's dad used $46.5k left in the company's accounts, money that was to be used to settle debts, to pay the salaries of family members, including Parscale, and move to San Antonio
  • Parscale told he will not apologize for becoming wealthy

Paula Bartholomew
6.1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Split Personality @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

Trump bought himself a painting of himself using campaign funds so this guy figures why not get in on this cash cow.

6.1.3  Ronin2  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.2    2 weeks ago

You do realize that is pay for a job he is doing? He isn't stealing anything. His pay is separate from that being used for campaign events. 

He might want to start saving his money after the Tulsa train wreck. He seems to have very expensive tastes, and Trump doesn't tolerate being made a fool of by others.

Thrawn 31
6.1.4  Thrawn 31  replied to  Ronin2 @6.1.3    2 weeks ago
and Trump doesn't tolerate being made a fool of by others.

Lol, no one makes a fool of Trump, he does entirely on his own and punishes those around him for not being able to stop him from being a dip shit. 

Buzz of the Orient
6.1.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Split Personality @6.1.1    2 weeks ago

That canal-front mansion requires a 50' yacht - will he have to wait until next week for enough money to buy one?

Paula Bartholomew
6.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @6    2 weeks ago

The IRS needs to investigate this clown.

Thrawn 31
7  Thrawn 31    2 weeks ago

"How dare you get me fired by, you know, taking pictures and video of the event and shit? Who cares if I invited you to do EXACTLY that!"


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