Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has been hospitalized.
The police removed Parscale from his home Sunday afternoon after his wife called the police. She told law enforcement officials the 44-year old former campaign manager was armed and threatening to commit suicide.
The Fort Lauderdale Police responded to the incident.
After a brief interaction, the police removed him from the home and involuntarily institutionalized him at Broward Health Medical Center which is allowed by Florida law.
Tim Murtaugh, a spokesman for the Trump campaign blamed attacks from the President’s opponents as a root cause for the incident (TIME):
“The disgusting, personal attacks from Democrats and disgruntled RINOs have gone too far, and they should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to this man and his family,” Murtaugh said in a statement.
“RINO” is an acronym for “Republicans in Name Only,” a term Trump and his supporters use to deride Republicans who have publicly turned against the president.
Parscale served as Trump’s digital director in his 2016 campaign where he was largely credited for the campaign’s robust online efforts.
Two years later, President Trump hired Parscale to lead the reelection efforts.
On July 15th, 2020 Parscale was replaced by Bill Stepien as Trump’s campaign manager following lagging poll numbers and a lack of a cohesive message heading into the crucial final months of the campaign. Parscale remains on the President’s reelection staff as a senior adviser.