Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defended his campaign manager as a “very decent man” Tuesday, hours after the staffer was charged with battery in Florida for allegedly grabbing a reporter and yanking her away from Trump.
Corey Lewandowski, 42, faces one misdemeanor count of battery as a result of the March 8 incident. He voluntarily went to police headquarters in Jupiter, Fla., and signed paperwork that ordered him to appear in court on May 4.
The police also released a new video of the event, taken from the security cameras at Trump’s own golf course. It directly contradicted what Trump and Lewandowski had both said about the incident in the past.
They had asserted that Lewandowski never touched the reporter, Michelle Fields.
In the video, he does — grabbing her hard enough to pull her backwards.
Who do you believe? Trump or your own two eyes?
Ms Fields, the reporter in question, has stuck to her story and has since voluntarily left Breitbart, mainly because the organization failed to back her over Trump’s campaign manager.
To date, Trump denied there was a video. When one was produced, the story changed. Trump simply will not accept responsibility. Life everything else, it is always someone else’s fault.
Trump needs to have a come to Jesus meeting with his campaign manager and be done with it. Corey Lewandowski acted inappropriately.