I wrote earlier that it was only a matter of time before the Trump campaign ditched former campaign manager Brad Parscale after his arrest and hospitalization and just two days later came news that he has left the campaign, probably forced out. The campaign initially issued messages of support and said that they considered Parscale a ‘member of the family’ and it seems like that they are right, because just like other members of the Trump family, Parscale is accused of being a grifter.
His salary on the campaign was $15,000 a month and yet he lived a lavish lifestyle, reportedly owning over $5 million in properties and $300,000 in cars. There had been speculation that the drunken rage that resulted in him being arrested was due to his worries about how he could continue to live that life after his demotion from the position of campaign manager. He is accused of stealing $25-40 million from the Trump campaign and another $10 million from the Republican National Committee.
My question is how corrupt and lax in its accounting practices must a campaign and party be for someone to siphon away such large sums of money for personal use? This is not petty cash. That level of stealing is implausible, and the fact that it is reported by the notoriously sensationalistic British tabloid the Daily Mail suggests that the number may well be exaggerated, even if the stealing is true.
But the fact that he is being ‘purged’ from the Trump campaign with all references to him being eliminated, is real. He is being disappeared.