Brad Parscale is leaving the Trump campaign to deal with “overwhelming stress”

by Peter Heck · Oct 1st, 2020 9:31 am

Last Updated Oct 2nd, 2020 at 10:59 pm

After a mental health episode that led to him being detained by police at his home over the weekend, senior Trump campaign adviser Brad Parscale is apparently leaving the campaign entirely.

"I am stepping away from my company and any role in the campaign for the immediate future to focus on my family and get help dealing with the overwhelming stress," Parscale told Politico on Wednesday.

Police responded to a distressed call from Parscale's wife, Candice Parscale, on Sunday afternoon and found the 44-year-old campaign worker shirtless, angry, and allegedly drunk and suicidal outside his 2.4 million home in Fort Lauderdale.

Law enforcement also says that Candice Parscale originally indicated that her husband had physically abused her, but she has since recanted that statement, saying it had been "misconstrued."

Parscale had played an integral part in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. But, having been promoted to campaign director, Parscale found himself replaced in that role mid-July.


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