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Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is being accused of simple battery against news reporter Michelle Fields.
The 28-year-old reporter claims during a campaign event at Trump National Golf Course on March 8, she went to ask the Republican front-runner a question, when her arm was yanked by Lewandowski.
Jupiter Police Department released a video of the incident, attempting to capture the occurrence on camera. According to a police report, “Lewandowski grabbed (Michelle) Fields’ left arm with his right hand causing her to turn and step back.”
Trump posted to Twitter in response to the accusation, “Wow, Corey Lewandowski, my campaign manager and a very decent man, was just charged with assaulting a reporter. Look at tapes-nothing there!”
Lewandowski also took to social media directing comments toward the reporter, “@MichelleFields you are totally delusional. I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I have never even met you.”
Although charges have been filed, Trump assured reporters he has no plans to replace his campaign manager stating, “I don’t discard with people. I stick with people.”
According to police reports, Lewandowski is due in court May 4th regarding the misdemeanor battery charges.