The well-placed source said just days later, Trump ordered an audit of the spending of the Republican National Committee.

The probe appeared to be geared towards examining Parscale’s handling of the campaign’s money, the source said, putting the 6ft 8in aide under ‘tremendous pressure’.

The source explained: ‘The thing about what Parscale did with the finances of the campaign could actually be totally legal.

‘But Brad has tons of bills since his lifestyle picked up, and he sees the gravy train coming to an end.’

Parscale seemed to try to put it out of his mind, as DailyMail.com published exclusive images of Parscale, his wife and several friends drinking beer and liquor by their pool days after his demotion.