Brad Parscale is Trump’s re-election campaign manager and he got pretty cheesed off at a CNN editor for the story they published about his wife and their business associations.
.@cnn are liars trying to write a dirty story about my wife. I own all my companies. My wife is member on some of them to do filings and bookkeeping.— Brad Parscale - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) August 30, 2019
This is a disgusting trick to make a very simple thing look nefarious. Her last name is Parscale, what would that hide?
Dang. But wait, there’s more!!
I’m going to start calling out editors that attack us viciously and hide behind writers that can’t control their own headlines. Journalists get blamed but the editors are the true evil. @cnnadam attacked my wife with zero visibility. You’re visible now, you scumbag.— Brad Parscale - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) August 30, 2019
Wow. So what is he so upset about? It’s this story:
A company that President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, says he owns has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the President’s flagship political action committee, which is barred from coordinating with the campaign.
Federal Election Commission records indicate that Red State Data and Digital has received $910,000 from America First Action, the super PAC formed in 2017 to support the Trump-Pence agenda and fellow Republican candidates.
After CNN initially published a story about Parscale’s wife, Candice, being an owner of Red State, her husband contacted CNN and acknowledged he owns the company even though she is listed on legal paperwork. “I am the owner of Red State,” Parscale told CNN.
Parscale said he hadn’t originally wanted to disclose his ownership publicly because there are no available records connecting him to the company.
I just don’t see the problem here. If everything is on the up and up, then why is it such a problem to report it? Clearly Parscale and his wife are cashing in on the Trump campaign. It’s been reported that he gets a percentage of the campaign donations, though he officially denies it. But would his base or supporters of Trump really care? Doubtful.
Now the bigger issue is whether there are campaign finance violations from coordination with a superPAC and the official campaign. Again, if it’s a problem, then they need to prove it. This is just an insinuation. They’re “raising questions.” And if that’s all they got, they ain’t got much. Because nobody cares.