Former Trump Campaign Manager Hospitalised After Threatening Self-harm, Say Police

Elias Hubbard
September 28, 2020

Police say officers responded just before 4 a home north of Las Olas Boulevard that property records show was purchased past year by Parscale and his wife, Candice Parscale.

Former Trump campaign manager Bradley Parscale was was involuntarily committed to a hospital Sunday at his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife reported that he was suicidal, according to police.

Dietrich added that Parscale did not threaten police and willingly went with law enforcement under Florida's Baker Act - a law that allows police to detain a person who they believe is a threat to themselves or others.

Police officers talked Mr Parscale out of his Fort Lauderdale home after his wife called police to say that he had multiple firearms and was threatening to hurt himself.

The story is being confirmed by ABC News and other outlets.

Parscale was demoted from leading Trump's re-election bid in July, after the president was lagging behind former Vice President Joe Biden in the polls. "We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible". "We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible", Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement. A furious Mr Trump was left staring at a sea of empty seats and, weeks later, promoted Bill Stepien to campaign manager.

Murtaugh also blamed Democrats and "disgruntled RINOs" for the incident. Parscale has yet to personally comment on the matter.

Parscale was removed as Trump's campaign manager in July and was replaced by then-deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien.

Parsacle was named campaign manager in February 2018, ahead of the midterm elections, and has led the team since, with the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, Kushner, retaining significant power over the campaign, including having the final say in most political moves. Announcing his successor, Trump said that Parscale would remain within the campaign and be in charge of "digital and data strategies" while keeping a position of a senior advisor.

If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or anxious about a friend or loved one, help is available. Even if it feels like it, you are not alone.

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