Relegated Donald Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday after he reportedly barricaded himself with a gun at his home in Fort Lauderdale.
Police were called by his wife, Candice after the 44-year-old Parscale threatened to injure himself Sunday afternoon according to Local 10 reports.
The president announced in July that he would replace Parscale with longtime political adviser Bill Stepien. Close sources told DailyMail.com Parscale is under investigation for stealing campaign funds.
Of course, Parscale was brought to Broward Medical Center under the Baker Act. This allows families to offer mental health services and temporary detention to persons with disabilities because of their mental illness.
Trump communications director Tim Murtow said, Brad Parskale is a member of the family and they all love him. He added that they are ready to support him and his family in any way they can.
Relations between Trump and Parscale had grown tense prior to his demotion and the president was annoyed by the publicity Parscale garnered for the campaign.
But the final blow was a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which drew an unexpectedly small crowd of around 6,200 after Parscale boasted that more than a million people requested tickets. The president reportedly got angry over the Tulsa embarrassment.
The president demoted him to a senior campaign advisor who was also in charge of the campaign’s data and digital strategies.
Parscale’s digital advertising firm is one of the campaign’s main vendors, and some in Trump’s orbit say the former campaign manager is profiteering off the re-election campaign. Parscale has repeatedly denied the allegations.