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RNC chief strategist and communications director deletes his tweet showing empty arena

An odd thing happened today some time between the Fox News Republican "kids table" event and around 8:30 p.m. this evening as we were putting the finishing touches on the show.

As we watched the second-string candidates event, we were amazed at the stark photos of the empty seats being tweeted by those few present in the giant space. Included among those photos was a one shot by Sean Spicer, chief strategist and communications director for the Republican National Committee, showing RNC Chairman Reince Priebus looking out over the vast, empty expanse.

But shortly thereafter, perhaps after having second thoughts about the impression the photo makes, this is where the same link resolves: