Brad Parscale, former Trump campaign manager, blamed elected president Joe Biden’s election victory on President Donald Trump for his lack of “empathy” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parscale was replaced by Bill Stepien as Trump’s campaign manager in July and left the campaign altogether in late September. In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, he said the campaign’s re-election plan had left its way after the election results were affected by the competition becoming a referendum on Trump and his response to the virus.
“Maybe one or two percent lost from suburban families … suburban Philly, suburban Atlanta,” Parscale said. “I think it’s about one thing, and I think COVID was decided to open up the economy to well-being. And I think a young family with small children who were afraid to take them back to school, see an empathetic president and an empathetic Republican party. “
“I said it several times and he chose a different path,” Parscale added. “I like it, but there was a difference. I thought we should have public empathy. I think people were scared, I watched people walk around me … they just don’t want to get COVID … I think if it’s publicly empathetic would have won by landslide. “
Parscale added that he said the president could still “pull down” the victory over Biden, despite appearing to be a clear loser in the election, while silencing protection against Trump’s baseless allegations that massive voter fraud could have stolen the election from him.
The former campaign manager did not specify when pressure was put on how Trump could still “win” last month’s election, but said “you never know” before adding “I don’t underestimate Rudy,” citing To Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giulianira.
There is no credible evidence of the kind of massive fraud that could overturn the election results in even a single state. Biden won the presidency with a 306-232 advantage over Trump, while receiving 6.5 million more votes than the president nationwide.
The post-election legal challenges posed by the Trump campaign and the president’s allies failed in court. Attempts to implement a legally questionable strategy that convinces GOP state lawmakers to ignore voters ’choices and appoint voters of their own electoral college loyal to Trump have also failed.
Parscale had a viral video footage the days before he left the Trump campaign and showed that police had dealt with him, who answered the wife’s call at their Florida home. Officers seized several guns from the home and observed injuries to Parscale’s wife, who said the injuries were caused by Parscale before later issuing a statement that withdrew the explanation.
Newsweek reached a comment on the Trump campaign.