A media firestorm surrounds an altercation that took place last Tuesday night, involving Donald Trump’s campaign manager allegedly assaulting a female Breitbart News reporter.

The Washington Post‘s Ben Terris identified the man as Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski:

As security parted the masses to give him passage out of the chandelier-lit ballroom, Michelle Fields, a young reporter for Trump-friendly Breitbart News, pressed forward to ask the Republican front-runner a question. I watched as a man with short-cropped hair and a suit grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager.

Fields stumbled. Finger-shaped bruises formed on her arm. “I’m just a little spooked,” she said, a tear streaming down her face. “No one has grabbed me like that before.”

Fields tweeted out a picture of her bruises, tagging Trump and Lewandowski:

What does the GOP frontrunner have to say about the whole ordeal?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

“I don’t know anything about it,” Trump said, when asked about it by NBC’s Katy Tur. “I can tell you Corey’s just an incredible guy. I don’t think he would ever do a thing like that, and we were surrounded. I believe I was in the middle of a lot of Secret Service agents, and they all said they never saw anything, and these are very honorable guys … Nobody saw anything, and to the best of my knowledge, there’s no pictures.”

This is the latest of a string of criticisms Trump received about promoting an environment of hostility towards protestors and members of the media.

Do you think Fields is overreacting, or is Trump not reacting enough?

 

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