Brad Parscale is off the psych ward now and on his way to the publisher’s, a place where the denizens of Trump world all end up, manuscripts in hand. Since careers are destroyed at that point, the tell-all is the only financial mechanism left. Michael Cohen wrote his in prison. Maybe Parscale’s thoughts will have that surreal tinge that only psychiatric drugs can bring to prose. Donald Trump is queasy about the big brain on Brad talking about the inner workings of the campaign, apparently, because he’s threatened to sue him if he writes a tell-all. Great. That should double the circulation. Business Insider:
On Tuesday, Parscale said in a Fox News interview that Trump would have won re-election if he had paid more attention to the coronavirus pandemic. He said that Kushner never wanted to push him off the campaign, and he took a shot at Trump’s 2016 campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, saying she didn’t actually run the campaign. […]
Trump advisors and campaign officials have roundly blamed Parscale, who was removed as campaign manager in July, for leaving them effectively broke heading into the final months of the race.
But Parscale told Insider Friday that he and Jared Kushner had a winning playbook in 2016 and 2020 and the current campaign leadership would have won if they kept him on.
“After I got demoted I tried to stick around and help, but then they slowly pushed me out and stopped listening to my strategy,” Parscale told Insider Friday. “I never wanted to get in the way of anything because I still believe in the president.” […]
“In 2016 it was Jared and my plans and we won,” Parscale said. He didn’t single out campaign leaders by name, but he said broadly of the 2020 effort: “They lost.” […]
Parscale had been quiet since then, but he has slowly started talking again and in the process setting off alarm bells in Trumpworld from advisors worried about what he might reveal. […]
If it’s a tell-all, Trump will likely sue Parscale to try and sink all his book profits on legal fees, whether the lawsuit is successful or not, two Trump advisors told Insider.
As you recall, Brad had his meltdown September 27. The police tackled him and carried him off the porch and into the psych ward one night when his wife called the cops because he was drunk and suicidal. Since then he’s been renting a $2 million dollar home in Davie, Florida and he’s trying to sell his Fort Lauderdale home for $3 million. (I haven’t heard what’s going on with his other cribs, two $1 million condos, maybe his drug dealers know?)
Nice work if you can get it, working for Trump. At least until the money runs out, which is Trump’s very same problem right now, too. Trump could write his own memoir, after all, Melania is, but it would have to be truthful and go beyond an airing of grievances — unless he wanted to bill it as a cure for insomnia. Then it might sell out.
If you missed the Lincoln Project’s epic on Parscale, here it is. A whole lotta money from the Trump campaign went places other than the Trump campaign.