Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Caught On Video Grabbing Reporter, Charged With Battery
I guess Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski won’t be suing Buzzfeed for libel after all. Not, at least, since the Jupiter, FL police released a video that substantiates former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields’ claim that Lewandowski battered her when she was trying to ask Trump a question after a campaign event earlier this month.
The video shows Lewandowski grabbing Fields, who is in a cream-colored blazer, and pulling her behind him and away from Trump. After Fields publicly accused Lewandowski of grabbing her, Washington Post reporter Ben Terris corroborated her story. But Lewandowski and the Trump campaign both chose to respond by saying that no such incident occurred and by insinuating that Fields just wanted attention. Fields tweeted a picture of her bruised arm in response:
Fields later left her job at Breitbart, along with editor-at-large Ben Shapiro, saying that she did not feel adequately supported by her employer.
Lewandowski turned himself in to the Jupiter police at 8 am this morning, and has been charged with misdemeanor battery. Trump has tweeted in response to the video, continuing to deny that Lewandowski did anything wrong:
It’s getting boring to say this, but Lewandowski lied, Trump communications director Hope Hicks lied, and Donald Trump is continuing to lie, despite video evidence and a formal charge from the Jupiter police (would it be cheap to imply that Trump doesn’t trust our men in blue or doesn’t think they know what they’re doing?). Why anyone is attracted to a fundamentally dishonest campaign is beyond me.