Is Brad Parscale okay? Trump ex-campaign manager hospitalized after reported suicide bid amid fund theft probe

Parscale was reportedly facing arrest for theft of campaign funds when he allegedly threatened to harm himself; cops later took him to the hospital


                            Is Brad Parscale okay? Trump ex-campaign manager hospitalized after reported suicide bid amid fund theft probe
Brad Parscale (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized after he reportedly barricaded himself inside his Fort Lauderdale home with a gun. As per reports by Daily Mail, police were called inside Parscale's Florida home after he threatened to harm himself on September 27. Sources told Daily Mail that Parscale was facing arrest for theft of campaign funds.

According to Florida’s Baker Act, police can detain a person who is potentially a threat to himself or others. Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich said, as reported by Sun Sentinel, "We went out and it was very short. We went and got him help." Officer Dietrich said Parscale willingly went with the police. He was taken to a hospital, she said. Parscale’s wife contacted the police as she was worried that he was suicidal and had firearms, as reported by The Sun Sentinel

Trump's campaign manager Brad Parscale speaks before Donald Trump supporters at a rally in Manchester on August 15, 2019, in Manchester, New Hampshire (Getty Images)

The site mentioned Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis saying that he received a text message that said there was a SWAT team standoff at Parscale’s home. "It was indicated to me that he had weapons," Trantalis was quoted by Sun Sentinel. However, Trantalis could not confirm if it was the same Parscale associated with Trump. However, Mayor Trantalis mentioned that he does know that Trump’s former campaign manager, Parscale, has a home in Fort Lauderdale. Speaking on the condition of Parscale, Trantalis said, "Politics aside, this fellow suffers from emotional distress. I'm glad he didn't do any harm to himself or others I commend our SWAT team for being able to negotiate a peaceful ending to this," Sun Sentinel reported. 

Brad Parscale speaks on stage with Laura Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter in-law and member of his 2020 reelection campaign, during the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020, in National Harbor, MD (Getty Images)

Parscale, who is a digital consultant and political advisor, ran Trump's digital advertising campaign in 2016. He was Trump’s campaign manager for the 2020 presidential campaign from February 2018 to July 2020 until he was replaced by Bill Stepien. The reason for his removal as Trump’s campaign manager is not very clear. However, media reports indicated a fraught relationship between Trump and Parscale lately. Market Watch reported that POTUS was annoyed by the publicity Parscale had gained as his campaign manager. But the final straw was when Trump found that Parscale had bragged that more than a million people had requested tickets for POTUS’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally in June this year that actually drew just about 6,200 people. 

President Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale attends the SiriusXM Broadcast of the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Live From Iconic Red Arrow Diner - Day 2 on February 11, 2020, in Manchester, New Hampshire (Getty Images)

Parscale's spending decisions for the Trump campaign came under scrutiny after his departure as campaign manager. A report by The New York Times stated that the Trump campaign took its own financial review of spending under Parscale. Among the first changes implemented by the Trump regime was shutting down an ad campaign that used Parscale’s personal social media accounts to deliver pro-Trump ads. More than $800,000 had been poured into boosting Parscale’s Facebook and Instagram pages. However, those ads ceased the day after he was removed as campaign manager, NYT reported. 

President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale is seen before the arrival of United States President Donald Trump to announce his candidacy for a second presidential term at the Amway Center on June 18, 2019, in Orlando, Florida (Getty  Images)

After news broke out about Parscale barricading himself with a gun in his home, the Internet was divided. While some showed concern towards Parscale’s mental health, others did not spare him on his campaigning tenure for Trump. A user wrote, "He needs to repent. The harm MAGA has done to real victims is deplorable. Victim of the left he is not, instead victim of his poor choices and self-interest." Some even alleged that maybe this barricading incident is to divert attention from a New York Times report that reportedly exposed Trump’s tax avoidance. "Possible. Also possible that it was a planned stunt to pull attention away from the NYT TrumpTaxes bombshell.” 



 



 

Others prayed for Parscale. "I hope he gets the help he needs. I pray for his family. But after throwing in with a Russian asset and a Putin-directed campaign of disinformation and subterfuge aimed at the American people, Brad Parscale has yet to experience even 1% of opprobrium that he deserves." Another concurred supporting Parscale, "Can understand what 4+ years of being under constant attack from the left and the pressures of the job can take a toll. It would take a superhuman to stand up to it. Prayers and let's hope the evil left does not pile on this man's ordeal.” 



 



 

A user wrote on his mental health, "If what they're saying about Brad Parscale is true, my prayers go out to him and his family. Suicide is a VERY serious issue and should never be taken lightly. But if they're just using it as a distraction, that's deplorable." A user did not spare Parscale and bashed him for working for Trump who he feels downgrades mental health issues. "Since everyone is now a mental health crusader, it is worth pointing out that Brad Parscale made millions of $$ working for a guy who wants to and is actively trying to classify mental health issues as a pre-existing condition that can get you declined for health care.” 



 



 

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