Trump: If My Campaign Manager Battered a Reporter, Why Didn’t She Scream?


So Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with misdemeanor battery after video emerged of him grabbing former Breitbart News reporter Michele Fields after a recent press conference. Trump responded to this with a bunch of emphatic tweets standing by his adviser. Now he just took it even further by wondering aloud on CNN why, if Fields was so badly hurt, she didn’t scream.

Trump, who made a TV career out of pretend-firing people on a reality show for pretend reasons, says he has no intention of real-firing his campaign manager.

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