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Monday, September 28, 2020

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized Sunday following reports of a suicide attempt at his Florida home, CNN has learned.

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Yikes! Gives new meaning to #ETTD and not in a good way:

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said he received a text message saying that there was a SWAT team standoff at Parscale's home.

"It was indicated to me that he had weapons," Trantalis said.

Trantalis could not confirm it was the same Parscale associated with Trump but said he knows Trump's former campaign manager does have a home in Fort Lauderdale.

"Politics aside, this fellow obviously suffers from emotional distress," said Trantalis, a Democrat. " ... I'm glad he didn't do any harm to himself or others I commend our SWAT team for being able to negotiate a peaceful ending to this."


#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-27 09:08 PM | Reply

ABC has confirmed Trump's former campaign manager, & current campaign senior advisor, Brad Parscale, was taken into custody this evening by Fort Lauderale Police after allegedly threatening to harm himself at his home in Ft Lauderdale, FL.

According to a PIO w/ the Ft Lauderdale PD a 911 call was placed by Parscale's wife who advised "her husband was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the residence & was threatening to harm himself.Officers determined the only occupant inside the home was the adult male"

Parscale was detained without injury and taken to Broward Health Medical Center. Trump campaign comms director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News: "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 possible."

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#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-27 09:18 PM | Reply

Taking one for the team to take the news cycle off Trumps Taxes ?

#3 | Posted by Scotty at 2020-09-27 09:44 PM | Reply

Snowflake needs his safe place. Womp Womp

#4 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2020-09-27 10:32 PM | Reply

"her husband was armed, had access to multiple firearms inside the residence & was threatening to harm himself."

Guns keep us safe.
Signed,
GOP

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-27 10:39 PM | Reply

I'm glad he didn't do anything stupid to himself or others. I hope he finds some way to cope with the demons that drove him to crack up. This is no joke, I don't care who he is, I'm sorry to hear about his torment and I hope he finds a way to move forward with hope and dignity.

#6 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-27 10:44 PM | Reply

"I hope he finds some way to cope with the demons that drove him to crack up."

Why are you painting him as a victim?
???
He's Trump's campaign manager.
He knew what he was doing.

Anyway, I'm sure some Novichok will help whatever ails him.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-27 10:48 PM | Reply

He may have found out he was merely a deduction to Trump.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-27 10:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

"He may have found out he was merely a deduction"

Instead, he's just a deflection.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-27 11:06 PM | Reply

What did he know about the Clinton cartel?

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-09-28 12:20 AM | Reply

He's a ------- human being, he's not Charles Manson. He may be Trump's campaign manager but that doesn't mean he should off himself. You guys get over the effing top sometimes. There's more to existence than partisan politics.

#11 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-28 01:41 AM | Reply

He's a ------- human being, he's not Charles Manson. He may be Trump's campaign manager but that doesn't mean he should off himself. You guys get over the effing top sometimes. There's more to existence than partisan politics.

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-28 01:41 AM | Reply

Parscale just found out today that he's paid more in taxes last year than Trump has in the past 20.

#13 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-09-28 01:50 AM | Reply

This is where I may part ways with some of my more empathetic liberal brethren/sisterthren.

Sorry but I don't know why the good people always have to be the ones that suffer.

Even a 9 year old knows when enough is enough:

www.youtube.com

#14 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-09-28 04:45 AM | Reply

He attacked his wife with a loaded gun. His buddy is a cop, so he is in hospital instead of prison.

#15 | Posted by bored at 2020-09-28 12:49 PM | Reply

I wonder what caused this guy to allegedly attempt suicide? He's a Trumpster, so there's no possibility that it's because he helped kill 200,000 Americans and wants to help kill a few hundred thousand more.

#16 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-28 12:50 PM | Reply

"He attacked his wife with a loaded gun."

Like as a bludgeoning instrument?
Guy's crazy. But then, what Trumper isn't?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-28 12:51 PM | Reply

He attacked his wife with a loaded gun. His buddy is a cop, so he is in hospital instead of prison.

#15 | POSTED BY BORED

He is white. Or he would probably already be dead. As in suicide by cop.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-09-28 12:58 PM | Reply

Police documents show Brad Parscale beat his wife and threatened her with a gun

Sworn police reports say the Trump Campaign's senior advisor and former campaign manager Brad Parscale beats his wife and is a threat to harm her, and himself. In five narrative reports, officers detailed how Parscale may have also committed firearms infractions, a domestic violence simple battery, and resisted arrest.

Yesterday, Brad Parscale physically battered, before threatening Mrs. Candace Parscale with his gun after they had a verbal altercation, before resisting arrest when the Fort Lauderdale Police Department's SWAT team tried to detain him. Officers removed ten firearms from the former Trump campaign manager's home, including a rifle, a shotgun, and a pricey AR-15-style Daniel Defense Rifle.

News of Parscale's arrest broke late last night without any other actual details after police detained him under Florida's Baker Act, which allows a mental health hold of up to 72-hours for a person who is found to be a threat to themselves or others.

The Washington Press obtained an exclusive copy of Parscale's sworn police incident reports and the calls for service report from the Fort Lauderdale PD. (embedded below)


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#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-28 01:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hmmm (from above link):

These five narrative reports and the service logs paint a graphic portrait of a battered wife fleeing her home for her life"without anything in hand, not even her cellphone"after her drunken husband threatened her with a loaded gun inside their $2.4 million waterfront home.

Multiple Fort Lauderdale officers reported that Candace Parscale had numerous scratches and bruises on her arms, and specifically, contusions her cheek and forehead. Officers photographed Mrs. Parscale's injuries and uploaded them to evidence.com. Here's an excerpt from the report:

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-09-28 01:13 PM | Reply

Is this related to the disclosures in Great Britain about Cambridge Analytica's involvement in the 2016 election disinformation campaign that was run by ......Brad Pascale?

Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016

3.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorised as Deterrence' by Trump campaign " voters they wanted to stay home on election day

Tonight, civil rights campaigners said the evidence amounted to a new form of voter "suppression" and called on Facebook to disclose ads and targeting information that has never been made public.

The Deterrence' project can be revealed after Channel 4 News obtained the database used by Trump's digital campaign team " credited with helping deliver his shock victory to become president four years ago.

Vast in scale, it contains details on almost 200 million Americans, among more than 5,000 files, which together amass almost 5 terabytes of data " making it one of the biggest leaks in history.

It reveals not only the huge amounts of data held on every individual voter, but how that data was used and manipulated by models and algorithms.

In 16 key battleground states, millions of Americans were separated by an algorithm into one of eight categories, also described as audiences', so they could then be targeted with tailored ads on Facebook and other platforms.

In Georgia, despite Black people constituting 32% of the population, they made up 61% of the Deterrence' category. In North Carolina, Black people are 22% of the population but were 46% of Deterrence'. In Wisconsin, Black people constitute just 5.4% of the population but made up 17% of Deterrence'.

#21 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-09-28 01:30 PM | Reply

That article you posted Gal, REALLY should have blacked out phone numbers and names of witnesses. They WILL be harrassed

#22 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-28 01:34 PM | Reply

Dude's got a mean streak. Hope the wife is ok. Jail time for the abuser? He probably deserves it. Maybe be some time inside will cool that temper,I kinda doubt it though.

#23 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-28 01:49 PM | Reply

That article you posted Gal, REALLY should have blacked out phone numbers and names of witnesses. They WILL be harrassed #22 | Posted by truthhurts

Police report says the dude only had ten guns. That's barely enough for each of his fingers. What if he wanted to shoot with his toes too? RINO!

#24 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-28 01:52 PM | Reply

Video of tackle and arrest released.

#25 | Posted by censored at 2020-09-28 03:23 PM | Reply

25

nice nips

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-28 03:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#25

Great tackle... the Cowboys could use that guy!

#27 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-28 03:28 PM | Reply

#25

Looks like police brutality to me.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-28 03:51 PM | Reply

Looks like police brutality to me.
#28 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

He's got a decent argument, IMO.

That tackle was not necessary as Parscale wasn't acting in an intimidating manner at all. He was calmly conversing with the police officer, who was the one that engaged him, asked him to walk out towards the road. Parscale was completely compliant even while being tackled.

Certainly was not necessary.

#29 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 04:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He looked like a nail.
~Officer Hammer

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-09-28 04:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

The cops were told he had a gun, and he didn't get on the ground when told.

Nothing extreme about that take down.

It's not always police brutality, and yelling Wolf! never helps.

#31 | Posted by Corky at 2020-09-28 04:08 PM | Reply

-Parscale was completely compliant even while being tackled.

and as a result.....he didn't get shot.

weird....

#32 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-28 04:12 PM | Reply

"he didn't get on the ground when told."

so, the standard is 2 seconds to obey? Because that's how much time he had.

I'm not calling this brutality or that anyone should be in trouble.

but that was not enough time to comply, IMO.

#33 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-28 04:15 PM | Reply

www.forbes.com

KEY FACTS

"The Trump campaign and Trump Make America Great Again Committee disguised nearly $170 million of campaign spending by laundering the funds through firms," the complaint claims.

It adds that the firms are "headed by Trump's recent campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and/or created by Trump campaign lawyers."

The complaint alleges that the Trump campaign paid millions of dollars to campaign-connected vendors without reporting those payments to the FEC, specifically honing in on American Made Media Consultants (AMMC), a firm created by Parscale, which has been paid over $106 million, making it the campaigns largest vendor.

AMMC was ostensibly created to circumvent media buyers, but the complaint points to FCC records that show the campaign has used media buying firm Harris Sikes to place some of its ads, alleging the campaign is "failing to report payments to the firms and is instead using AMMC as a conduit for its payments to the firms."

The complaint also points to an app called Phunware, which Parscale has said was created and is "directly owned" by the campaign, but which has never appeared in the campaign's spending reports because, as the complaint alleges, it was paid through AMMC.

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh denied the charges made in the complaint, telling Forbes, "The campaign reports all payments to AMMC as required by the FEC. The campaign complies with all campaign finance laws and FEC regulations."

#34 | Posted by qcp at 2020-09-28 04:15 PM | Reply

It's not always police brutality, and yelling Wolf! never helps.
#31 | POSTED BY CORKY

I said he's got a decent argument. Take your banality and shove it.

#35 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 04:18 PM | Reply

weird....
#32 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Do you think it was weird that the officers did not have their guns drawn when they were told he was possibly armed?

I thought that was pretty weird.

#36 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh denied the charges made in the complaint, telling Forbes, "The campaign reports all payments to AMMC as required by the FEC. The campaign complies with all campaign finance laws and FEC regulations."
#34 | POSTED BY QCP

Hmmmmm....Brad's recent mental break may be evidence that Timmy is full of ----.

#37 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 04:20 PM | Reply

-Do you think it was weird that the officers did not have their guns drawn when they were told he was possibly armed?"

In that neighborhood? with a guy in shorts and a can of beer? Not really. I didn't understand it to mean that he was possibly armed, but that he owned a gun.

#38 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-28 04:21 PM | Reply

In that neighborhood?

Sorry, when I first read that, I thought it said "In a white neighborhood?"

That's not what you were alluding to, however, correct?

#39 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 04:29 PM | Reply

More probable Parscale corruption

www.citizensforethics.org

A firm owned by President Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale was paid significantly more than was previously known by outside groups supporting the president and his re-election efforts. The new $1.7 million payment for "media advocacy services" was reported on the 2018 tax return filed last November by a pro-Trump nonprofit group, America First Policies (A1P), which doesn't have to disclose its donors.

This revelation comes in light of reports last year that showed Parscale's firm, Red State Data and Digital, had been paid more than $900,000 by the pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action (AFA)"which is a related organization that is run out of the same office, by the same people, as the nonprofit A1P. AFA reported paying an additional $671,750 to Red State, largely after that report came out, putting the combined payments from the two groups"which are Red State's only known clients"at nearly $3.3 million.

By law, super PACs must operate independently from campaigns they support, and the same is true for nonprofit groups, to the extent they engage in election spending. But large flows of money to a firm owned by the person running the campaign that the groups were formed to support raises questions about the possibility of illegal coordination, any allegation of which Parscale has denied.

#40 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-09-28 04:31 PM | Reply

39

I thought it was referenced as a $2.5M waterfront home.

I also imagine cops don't get shot at in that neighborhood if the rest is true.

That kind of neighborhood. Do you suppose other white people live there?

#41 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-28 04:33 PM | Reply

It's not always police brutality, and yelling Wolf! never helps.

They were using unnecessary force.

The guy wasn't holding a gun. He wasn't acting hostile. The officer he was talking with didn't seem like he needed two other officers to tackle the victim.

You can't ignore the excessive use of force.

Because if he can be tackled. Then anyone can be tackled.

#42 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-28 04:39 PM | Reply

Do you think it was weird that the officers did not have their guns drawn when they were told he was possibly armed?

Seems to be business as usual.

White guys with guns? Stand down.

Black guy possibly getting a knife from his car? Shoot him dead.

#43 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-09-28 04:41 PM | Reply

Cops won't ---- you up if you're white.

Sincerely,

~Daniel Shaver

#44 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2020-09-28 04:43 PM | Reply

I also imagine cops don't get shot at in that neighborhood if the rest is true.

Procedurally, that shouldn't have mattered. A gun owner that is reportedly suicidal and that had potentially been physically violent with his wife was the suspect at hand. The neighborhood they were in shouldn't have been a determining factor when expressing the potential use of lethal force or not. Did you see the other officer(s) wearing tactical gear? They showed up because of reports that Parscale was armed and threatening violence.

That kind of neighborhood. Do you suppose other white people live there?
#41 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Absolutely, why do you ask?

#45 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 04:58 PM | Reply

Hope the dude gets help. He did something bad but doesn't deserve the death penalty. Cop shouldn't have tackled him. Suicidal ideation can break out into violence against others.

His wife was beaten,was this habitual? Or just the lashing out of a suicidal man in crisis?

If it was habitual he deserves time.

#46 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-09-28 05:05 PM | Reply

This writer wouldn't be surprised if Trump's SS team had an inking about Parscale some time ago, and urged Trump, for his own safety, to get rid of the guy. Having a possible gun freak, grifter and wife beater in the GOP is nothing new, but having that guy hanging about the White House comes pretty close to harboring a felon. It's too bad the guy freaked out. Let's hope he gets the help he needs, gets rid of the guns and patches thing up with the wife. In the meantime, one still wonders about this old saw of 'hiring the best people'...

#47 | Posted by catdog at 2020-09-28 05:13 PM | Reply

45

You brought up "white neighborhood" that's why I asked.

#48 | Posted by eberly at 2020-09-28 05:13 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by eberly

Sorta like Charles Kinsley? Just saying.

To refresh your memory - Wiki

In other words you can still do everything right and end up shot. There are other cases but this one is well known and just popped to mind.

Oh and there is this one... Shooting of Justine Damond I mean that isn't as absurd as Charles Kinsey but close...

#49 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-28 06:40 PM | Reply

I wondered how long it would take for this story to surface here.

So, does this performance have any relevance to Trumps financial scam?

#50 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-09-28 06:47 PM | Reply

Is he one of those Pointy Headed Boys?

#51 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-09-28 08:42 PM | Reply

Too bad they didn't try the good old neck hold.

#52 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-09-28 08:56 PM | Reply

Certainly was not necessary.
#29 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11

Plenty of people will tell you establishing physical dominance over a suspect is entirely necessary.

#53 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-28 09:28 PM | Reply

You brought up "white neighborhood" that's why I asked.
#48 | POSTED BY EBERLY

Yes, it was my mistake. Yet, you continued with the context.

#54 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-09-28 09:52 PM | Reply

Did you guys catch all the bruises on his wife? Does Parscale have an -------- in that video?! Viagra, cocaine and mental illness = RNC

#55 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-09-29 12:23 AM | Reply

#32 | Posted by eberly

Sorta like Charles Kinsley? Just saying.

To refresh your memory - Wiki

In other words you can still do everything right and end up shot. There are other cases but this one is well known and just popped to mind.

Oh and there is this one... Shooting of Justine Damond I mean that isn't as absurd as Charles Kinsey but close...

#49 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-09-28 06:40 PM | Reply

Everyone seems to have forgotten about Levar Edward Jones as well. To refresh everyone's memory, he was shot 4 times for complying with the policeman's orders. Fortunately he survived and the police officer actually spent time in jail. I'm sure you can find videos of it as well. Point being, complying isn't some magical shield that will guarantee your protection.

And for more of the "don't resist crowd", there's this video. One officer is talking to a man and two more come up behind him, one putting him in a bear hug. While completely immobilized in this bear hug, he's told to put his hands behind his back, which he can't do because he's immobilized in a bear hug. So, for his lack of compliance, he is slammed on the ground, breaking his wrist. In the end, it was all for nothing, because he wasn't even the guy they were supposedly after, he was just a witness. Do you think they would have written this up as "resisting arrest" or "disobeying a lawful order" if it weren't for the body cam footage?

#56 | Posted by StatsPlease at 2020-09-29 06:03 PM | Reply

-Parscale was completely compliant even while being tackled.
and as a result.....he didn't get shot.
weird....
#32 | POSTED BYEBERLY

Check it out:
Eberly is normalizing
"Its okay to kill people who are non-compliant."

And that's not weird at all.
Its perfectly normal for a Republican to normalize "Comply Or Die."

#57 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-09-29 06:18 PM | Reply

Brad Parscale gets hospitalized so he can stop beating the ---- out of his wife.

#58 | Posted by Jaspar at 2020-09-29 10:06 PM | Reply

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