He was Trump’s campaign manager Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to persuade Trump to stop McCain’s attack in hopes of the Arizona clinic: MORE reports he says that President TrumpDonald John Trump: Geraldo Rivera doubts Trump, who is sowing the election result: “That’s enough” Murkowski: Trump has to confess to the White House contest. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump’s coronavirus consultant MOREThe biggest political mistake ahead of the 2020 elections was a lack of public empathy for the new coronavirus.
“People were scared,” Parscale said in an interview with Fox News presenter Martha MacCallum on Tuesday night. “I think if he had been publicly empathetic, he would have won there by a landslide. He could have leaned in instead of running away.
Parscale, who was ousted as campaign manager this summer, says Trump’s decision to push for the country to reopen instead of showing empathy for COVID-19 hurts him with suburban voters like Georgia and Pennsylvania, whose Trump eventually lost. Joe BidenJoe BidenGeraldo Rivera questions Trump on election results: “Enough is now” – Senate approves two energy regulators, complementing Murkowski body: Trump must allow MORE for White House competitionwho is now an elected president.
Parscale called the move the biggest “policy bug” in the campaign, distinguishing it from technical bugs.
Trump, who fell ill with the coronavirus in October, withdrew from public health guidelines for months to hold large campaign rallies and other White House events while downplaying the threat of COVID-19. The virus has infected more than 13.6 million Americans and killed more than 270,000 people.
After Trump spent three days at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in October and recovering from the virus, he urged Americans not to be afraid of COVID-19 or to allow it to “dominate” their lives.
He focused much of Biden’s campaign on Trump’s virus management and contrasted it with controlling his own spread.
Parscale was the first to be interviewed since he resigned from his role in the Trump campaign in late September. Parscale was detained by police and taken to hospital in September after his wife reported being threatened with armed harm and self-harm.
Served as campaign manager for Parscale Trump until a July shock, which led to his dismissal and replacement Bill StepienBill Stepien, Parscale, campaign manager Trump is reportedly planning to write a book, The Memo: Trump floods the tide in Biden’s The Hill morning report – Biden inches closer to victory MORE. Parscale held a limited role as a campaign leader consultant until the September incident.
During the Fox interview, Parscale said they were “in a better place” with his wife and attributed the event to the emotional stress of the past five years.
During the interview, Parscale refused to characterize Trump as a loser in the election, instead expressing hope that his efforts to challenge the results could be to his advantage.
Trump’s legal team has not provided evidence to corroborate his allegations of widespread election fraud, and his own attorney general said Tuesday that there is no evidence of voter fraud that would change the outcome of the presidential race. The key states where Trump challenged the results, such as Arizona and Wisconsin, have proven their results, showing Biden’s victory.
Parscale said he hadn’t spoken to Trump recently, but urged him to continue the fight.