Brad Parscale, Trump’s former campaign manager, was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after barricading himself at his Fort Lauderdale home. His wife reported to the police that he was armed and attempted suicide.
Shortly after police de-escalated the situation, Fort Lauderdale officials transported Parscale to Broward Health Medical Center under the Baker Act. The Florida Mental Health Act, commonly known as the Baker Act, allows the involuntary institutionalization of a person who is trying to harm himself.
In July, Trump demoted Parscale to senior advisor when he promoted former advisor Bill Stepien to campaign manager. There has been speculation that Parscale’s tenure was revoked after the president’s disastrous Tulsa rally. The event was meant to be an enthusiastic restart to Trump’s campaign and had unexpectedly low turnout as cameras captured rows and rows of empty seats.
This event comes several hours after a bombshell NYT report detailing Trump’s widespread tax avoidance over the past 15 years.
Tim Murtaugh, President Trump’s campaign communications director, said: “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 we can. “