Police officers talked 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.
A former campaign manager for President Trump was taken into custody Sunday after barricading himself in his home and threatening to commit suicide. A furious Trump was left staring at a sea of empty seats and, weeks later, promoted Bill Stepien to campaign manager.
Parscale was taken to the Broward Health Medical Centre for a Baker Act, a Florida law aimed "to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired due to their mental illness", according to the University of Florida Health website.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich said, "We went out and it was very short".
Parscale was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale. "Politics aside, this fellow obviously suffers from emotional distress ..."
Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign's spokesperson, wished Parscale well and inexplicably blamed Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans for Parscale's suicide threats, but gave no evidence to support his allegation. He remained on the campaign as a senior advisor. The Trump 2020 campaign is looking to flip the battleground state of New Hampshire with the use of a strong economy and appeals to his core voters on immigration and guns.
Trump demoted Parscale after a disappointing June 20 rally in Tulsa, Okla., which saw fewer than 15,000 people attend.
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.
Trump reportedly lashed out in an "angry outburst" against Parscale and even threatened to sue him after receiving a barrage of negative press for his handling of the pandemic, CNN reported.
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A tweet from WSVN-TV's Frank Guzman read, "Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump, has been involuntarily hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale".