Sep 30, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Brad Parscale leaves Trump campaign

Brad Parscale, campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign, speaks on stageduring the Conservative Political Action Conference 2020

Brad Parscale during February's CPAC 2020. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Brad Parscale is stepping away from the Trump campaign after he was detained in a Florida hospital over the weekend for threatening to harm himself, Politico first reported Wednesday.

The big picture: Parscale was President Trump's campaign manager until July, after which he remained as a senior adviser on digital projects. "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 a statement to Politico. Trump campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said in an emailed statement to Axios, "We hope for nothing but the best for Brad and his family."

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with Murtaugh's comment.

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