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A Former Trump Campaign Manager Has Reportedly Been Taken to the Hospital After Threatening to Harm Himself

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Brad Parscale, a former Trump campaign manager, was reportedly taken to the hospital after police responded to a call Sunday afternoon about Parscale threatening suicide.

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According to the Washington Post, it was Parscale’s wife who called local authorities, informing officers when they arrived on the scene that her husband was armed and had access to firearms in their Florida home. Authorities were able to talk to Parscale and persuade him to come out.

“Officers made contact with the male, developed a rapport, and safely negotiated for him to exit the home,” Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told the Post. “The male was detained without injury and transported to Broward Health Medical Center for a Baker Act.”

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Parscale, who had also worked on Trump’s 2016 bid for office, left the Trump 2020 campaign in mid-July when the president announced he would be replacing him with Bill Stepien, who was then the deputy campaign manager. At that point, Parscale assumed his current post as senior adviser for data and digital operations.

Trump aides told the Post on Sunday that Parscale remained involved in the campaign and has had recent contact with other campaign officials.

Night blogger at Jezebel with writing at Vice, The Nation, Gothamist, The Awl, and more.

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DISCUSSION

In case you forgot, this is the dude who fell on the sword for the infamous Tik Tok troll of the Tulsa Rally debacle that resulted in the campaign touting they had millions of supporters wanting tickets to the point of having a second outside rally site built....then quickly finding that they had a grand total of 6k and change of actual people showing up.

Ever see an outside grandstand disassembled in a time that could have been considered impressive by tenured roadies for The Rolling Stones?

Did Trump decide that Tik Tok needed to go because he was embarrassed by kids and his own teams ineptitude to possibly think that “Heywood Jablowme” didn’t actually need 20 tickets?

The Magic 8 ball states that signs point to yes.