Brad Parscale, Then Trump’s Digital Guru, Didn’t Vote for him in 2016
Brad Parscale has always been important to Donald Trump’s political career. He worked as the campaign’s digital media director during the 2016 election season. He had done such a good job for the President that he was promoted to become Trump’s 2020 campaign manager.
While Parscale was able to help Trump build out a strong digital platform in 2016, he didn’t do everything he could to help his client. According to a new report from CBS News, he failed to vote for the President despite working for him.
Parscale released a statement to CBS that read, “In 2016, I was in New York working to elect Donald Trump and encountered a series of problems receiving my absentee ballot from Texas and missed the deadline. Just further proof that vote-by-mail is not the flawless solution Democrats and the media pretend it is.”
Like both Trump and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Parscale chose to vote by mail. The President has frequently railed against the process for himself and anyone who works for him.
Trump tweeted in Early April, “Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans.”
Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to state wide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn’t work out well for Republicans. @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
Parscale has become a controversial figure in Trump’s orbit. A recent video released by the Lincoln Project mocked the President for allowing his campaign manager to steal from him. A voice-over read, “Don’t tell Donald — he’d wonder how Brad can afford so much. A $2.4 million waterfront house in Fort Lauderdale. Two Florida condos worth almost $1 million each. He even has his very own yacht, a gorgeous Ferrari, a sleek Range Rover.”
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 20, 2020