Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized
President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale was taken to a Florida hospital on Sunday after he was reportedly threatening to cause harm to himself. Police were called by Parscale’s wife who said her husband had firearms and was suicidal.
Ft. Lauderdale police has a brief encounter with Parscale who had barricaded himself inside his home.
“We went out and it was very short,” Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told local media. “We went and got him help.”
Police say that despite having firearms, Parscale never threatened law enforcement and eventually went with police who are allowed to detain individuals who are considered a threat to themselves or others. Bodycam footage shows police taking Parscale to the ground and handcuffing him.
“Officers made contact with the male, developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home,” police said. “The male was detained without injury and transported to Broward Health Medical Center.”
Trump’s campaign released a statement saying they would support Parscale and his family any way they could. They also blasted Democrats for launching personal attacks against him.
“Brad Parscale is a member of our family and we all love him. We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible,” Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said. “The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to this man and his family.”
Parscale became a senior adviser for data and digital operations for the Trump campaign after he was replaced as Trump’s campaign manager in mid-July by Bill Stepien. The replacement came as Trump found himself falling in the polls to Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
Shortly after Parscale was replaced, the Washington Post ran a hit piece claiming that he was self-promoting and not well liked by campaign staffers. It said that Trump officials believed Parscale had begun living a lavish lifestyle and forgotten what his job was.
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