Former Trump campaign manager and longtime Trump aide Brad Parscale announced on Wednesday that he is resigning from the Trump campaign.
“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 said in the Wednesday statement provided to Politico.
Parscale’s announcement comes after he was hospitalized following an episode of conflict with his wife, Candice, at their Fort Lauderdale, Florida home on Sunday.
Breitbart reported on Sunday:
Former Donald Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized after allegedly threatening to harm himself in his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to news reports.
Officers were called to a residence owned by the former campaign manager on Sunday night after his wife called police to say he was armed and threatening to kill himself, according to Fort Lauderdale police.
Parscale rose to prominence during the 2016 election cycle as digital operations chief for the Trump campaign and his work was considered highly influential during that election.
Trump promoted Parscale to campaign manager for his 2020 campaign, despite Parscale’s lack of experience in that area. After President Trump took a major hit in the polls during the summer of 2020, Parscale was replaced by Bill Stepien as campaign manager, though he remained on as an adviser.
Parscale cited ongoing distress stemming from the loss of their twin children in 2016 and scrutiny over Parscale’s recent demotion for Parscale’s apparent emotional breakdown.
“We hope only for the best for Brad and his family,” said Tim Murtaugh, a Trump campaign spokesman.