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After Rally Embarrassment, Jared, Ivanka 'Pissed' at Trump Manager Over His Crowd Size Predictions: Source

File photo of US White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. (Image: Reuters)

File photo of US White House senior advisors Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. (Image: Reuters)

The crowds didn't appear for rally Saturday, leading the campaign to abruptly abandon plans for the US President to speak to an 'overflow' area outside the arena.

  • CNN
  • Last Updated: June 22, 2020, 8:16 AM IST
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are "pissed" at campaign manager Brad Parscale over his predictions of a much larger crowd than the one that turned out at the Tulsa rally Saturday night, according to a Trump campaign source.

"Jared and Ivanka are pissed at Brad over promising on crowd size," the source said.

A spokesperson for Kushner later Sunday said it's "false" that they are upset with Parscale. And Parscale declined to comment for this story.

President Donald Trump and his allies had ginned up expectations for a massive crowd in the days leading up to the rally, with campaign officials telling CNN that more than 1 million people had registered to attend and one local official stating they expected 100,000 to show up near the arena. Parscale had touted the numbers himself on Twitter last Monday.

Those crowds didn't appear Saturday, leading the campaign to abruptly abandon plans for the President to speak to an "overflow" area outside the arena. Just fewer than 6,200 people attended, the Tulsa Fire Department said Sunday. And six campaign staffers in Tulsa tested positive for coronavirus -- a revelation that reportedly caused Trump to erupt when the reports overtook coverage of the rally itself.

A separate campaign source said Trump also "has every right to be pissed" over the turnout in Tulsa.

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