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Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale "barricades himself at home with a gun"


Donald Trump's downgraded campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized on Sunday after he reportedly barricaded himself with a gun in his Fort Lauderdale home.

Police were called after the 44-year-old Parscale threatened to harm himself on Sunday afternoon. It is believed that his wife Candice made the 911 call.

The president announced in July that he would replace Parscale with longtime political advisor Bill Stepien. Well-placed sources said DailyMail.com Parscale is being investigated for stealing campaign funds.

Parscale is believed to have since been taken to Broward Health Medical Center under the Baker Act. This enables families to provide mental health services and temporary incarceration for people who are impaired due to their mental illness.

Tim Murtaugh, Trump 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. & # 39;

He added, "The disgusting, personal attacks by Democrats and angry RINOs have gone too far and they should be ashamed of what they did to this man and his family."

DailyMail.com has contacted Murtaugh for a comment.

Karen Dietrich, Fort Lauderdale chief of police, told The Sun Sentinel, “We went out and it was very brief. We helped him. & # 39;

President Trump announced in late July 15 that he would replace Brad Parscale as his campaign manager with longtime political advisor Bill Stepien

Police were called after Parscale threatened to harm himself on Sunday afternoon

Police were called after Parscale threatened to harm himself on Sunday afternoon

The relationship between Trump and Parscale became increasingly strained, and the president resented the publicity Parscale had garnered in that role.

But the final straw appeared to be a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month, which drew an unexpectedly small crowd of about 6,200 after Parscale bragged that more than a million people requested tickets.

The president is said to have been angry.

"I'm pleased to announce that Bill Stepien has been promoted to Trump Campaign Manager," Trump said on Facebook. "Brad Parscale, who has been with me for a long time and has led our enormous digital and data strategies, will stay in this role while serving as senior advisor to the campaign."

Parscale learned his fate on Wednesday when Trump announced a re-run of his re-election campaign on Twitter and appointed former number two, Bill Stepien, as his new campaign manager

Parscale learned his fate on Wednesday when Trump announced a re-election of his re-election campaign on Twitter and installed Bill Stepien, the former second, as his new campaign manager

Empty seats are visible on the upper floor at a campaign event for President Donald Trump at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20

Empty seats are visible on the upper floor at a campaign rally for President Donald Trump at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, June 20

Just a few days before the rally, Parscale bragged on Twitter: "Over 1 million ticket requests for the @ realDonaldTrump # MAGA rally in Tulsa on Saturday". The local fire department later said the total number of attendees at the rally was 6,200

Just a few days before the rally, Parscale bragged on Twitter: "Over 1 million ticket requests for the @ realDonaldTrump # MAGA rally in Tulsa on Saturday". The local fire department later said the total number of attendees at the rally was 6,200

A political freshman, Parscale ran Trump's digital advertising in 2016 and was recognized for contributing to his surprise win that year.

His successor, Stepien, has been in politics for years, working for former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and serving as Trump's national field director in 2016.

The ousted Trump 2020 campaign manager retired to his waterfront home in Florida after being dropped, where he and his wife hosted friends for drinks by the pool.

In pictures taken exclusively by DailyMail.com, Parscale dumped his signature blue suit with cargo shorts, sunglasses and a safari hat with stars and stripes.

The ousted Trump 2020 campaign manager retired to his waterfront home in Florida after being dumped, where he and his wife hosted friends for drinks by the pool

The ousted Trump 2020 campaign manager retired to his waterfront home in Florida after being dumped, where he and his wife hosted friends for drinks by the pool

Parscale had been increasingly withdrawn from circulation in the weeks prior to its removal.

Rather than parting completely, Parscale was partially retained as the campaign would have struggled to rebuild its digital advertising operations so close to the November 3rd general election.

While the Republican National Committee owned most of the campaign's data, campaign modeling, and contact tools, Parscale ran most of the online microtargeted advertising that Trump staff believed was key in 2016.

Parscale's digital advertising firm was among the top vendors of the campaign, and some in Trump's orbit have claimed the former campaign manager benefited from the president's re-election. Parscale has repeatedly denied the claims.