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Brad Parscale “Stepping Away” From Trump Campaign Over “Overwhelming Stress”

Brad Parscale “Stepping Away” From Trump Campaign Over “Overwhelming Stress”

Senior Trump campaign adviser Brad Parscale said that he would step away from the campaign after he was involuntarily detained and hospitalized last week, Politico reports.

Parscale was demoted from his position as campaign manager in July amid sliding poll numbers and allegations that he steered millions to himself.

Parscale said on Wednesday that he would step back from the 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," he said in a statement.

Leave comes after hospitalization:

The statement comes after Parscale was seen in police video being detained by officers in Florida.

His wife, Candice Parscale, told police that she fled their home after her husband cocked a gun and was “ranting and raving.”

She told police that Parscale had made suicidal comments and was suffering from PTSD.

Police also noticed “large sized contusions” on Candice Parscale’s arms, neck, and forehead.

Police coaxed the 6-foot-8 Parscale from his home and tackled him.

He was detained under the Baker Act, which allows those who pose a danger to themselves or others to be detained, and involuntarily hospitalized.

Candice Parscale walks back abuse allegations:

Police say Candice Parscale told them that her husband “hits her” and that she said the bruises “occurred a few days ago during a physical altercation with Bradley, which she did not report.”

She said in a statement on Wednesday that her comments were “misconstrued.”

“The statements I made on Sunday have been misconstrued, let it be clear my husband was not violent towards me that day or any day prior,” she said.