Close to a year ago, Brad Parscale was telling people that the 2020 Trump campaign was an unstoppable force. But many forces lined up to stop it. This included Parscale himself who was demoted after a disastrous rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma and was then left the campaign after he was arrested in September.
But now that the election is over, Parscale is back and looking to talk to the media. He made his first appearance Tuesday night with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum. Parscale told the host that Trump would have won in a landslide if only he could have shown some empathy.
“One, two percent possibly we lost of suburban families, right,” Parscale asked. “The men and women in the suburbs. Philly suburbs. Atlanta suburbs. I think that goes to one thing, and I think it was the decision on COVID to go for opening the economy versus public empathy.”
Ex Trump campaign manager Brad @parscale says Trump’s policy decision on coronavirus “to go for opening the economy versus public empathy” is what cost him the race because people who were scared of covid “wanted to see an empathetic president and an empathetic Republican party.” pic.twitter.com/qwSork3VdT
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) December 2, 2020
The former campaign strategist continued, “And I think a young family with a young child who were scared to take them back to school wanted to see an empathetic president and an empathetic Republican Party. And I think that—and I said this multiple times, and he chose a different path.”
Parscale closed his comments, “We had a difference on this. I thought we should have public empathy. I think people were scared. And I think if he would have been publicly empathetic, he would have won by a landslide. I think he could have leaned into it instead of run away from it.”
Martha: Have you talked to the President lately?
Brad: I have not and it’s pretty hurtful but it’s probably just as much my fault as his. I love that family and I gave every inch of my life to them. Every inch…. pic.twitter.com/QRPs8kecHK
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 2, 2020
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.