Jordan Culver, USA TODAY
Published 10:11 p.m. ET Sept. 27, 2020
Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, was hospitalized Sunday after his wife called police to say he planned to harm himself, according to multiple reports.
Police arrived at Parscale’s home in Fort Lauderdale after his wife called saying he was threatening suicide and had firearms, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The newspaper said Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich described the incident at Parscale’s house as brief.
Dietrich said Parscale didn’t threaten the police and willingly left his house after negotiating with police, the Sun-Sentinel reported. He was taken to a local hospital, according to the Sun-Sentinel and ABC News.
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“We went out and it was very short,” Dietrich said, according to the Sun Sentinel. “We went in and got him help.”
The Fort Lauderdale Police Department did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment from USA TODAY.
“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 told ABC News.
Trump in July announced Bill Stepien, a former White House political director, would replace Parscale as campaign manager. At the time, it was reported Parscale would continue to oversee digital and data strategies and serve as a senior adviser.
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Parscale was Trump’s fourth campaign manager across his two campaigns.
The president reportedly lashed out at Parscale in late April after he was presented with flagging poll numbers, according to a New York Times report. Parscale also shouldered a share of the blame for the poor attendance at Trump’s June rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Contributing: Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY