Trump Campaign Chief Brad Parscale Apologizes for Anti-CNN Fundraising Email Sent After Bomb Threat
Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale offered an apology to CNN on Wednesday after the campaign sent out an email slamming the network shortly after their New York headquarters were evacuated due to a bomb threat.
Shortly after CNN’s New York headquarters was evacuated over a bomb threat from a suspicious package, the president’s re-election campaign sent out a fundraising email which read, “It’s time for us to give the media another wake-up call from the American people.” These kinds of emails are typically set up in advance for automated release, though media observers have noted that the campaign didn’t pull this one before attacking the network again in the middle of an emergency situation.
Parscale seems to agree that this was a case of bad timing, seeing as he offered CNN’s Kaitlan Collins an apologetic statement on how the campaign does not endorse violence.
Trump’s 2020 campaign manager apologizes for email sent out earlier today in Lara Trump’s name that criticized CNN and said the media needed “a wake up call.” Brad Parscale says it was “a pre-programmed, automated message” and they don’t condone violence against CNN or anyone. pic.twitter.com/cKCBR5oioO
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) October 24, 2018
Parscale also posted this in order to make his statement Twitter official:
Tweet was done as a response. So making sure people see my statement. https://t.co/E9enVdax7e
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) October 24, 2018
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