Brad Parscale, President Donald Trump’s former 2020 campaign manager who was hospitalized in September over a suicide threat, said on Tuesday night that he and the President haven’t been in contact lately.
“I have not,” Parscale replied when Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked in a pre-taped interview if the two men had spoken with each other recently. “And it’s pretty hurtful.”
“But it’s probably just as much my fault as his,” he added. “I love that family, and I gave every inch of my life to them. Every inch.”
Asked what he would say to Trump, Parscale said “Keep fighting. Don’t give up. Don’t give up. The country needs you.”
Near the end of September, Fort Lauderdale Police (FLPD) officers were dispatched to Parscale’s home after his wife Candice Blount reported that the then-campaign official, who had been demoted several months prior, was armed and threatening suicide. Parscale was then taken to a nearby hospital.
Several days later, Parscale announced that he was “stepping away” from “any role in the campaign for the immediate future.”
Shortly after the incident, Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh called Parscale a “member of our family” whom “we all love.”
“We are ready to support him and his family in any way possible,” said Murtaugh.
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Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale says he hasn't spoken with Trump lately : "It’s pretty hurtful." pic.twitter.com/5AZxSae5Ts
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