After crushing Sen. Marco Rubio in his home state of Florida on Tuesday, Donald Trump addressed supporters from his Mar-a-Lago estate to rebut recent allegations that his campaign manager assaulted a female reporter during a rally last week.
“There’s nothing like it—lies, deceit, viciousness, disgusting reporters,” Trump told the crowd in Palm Beach.
While Trump did not specifically call out Michelle Fields—the former Breitbart News reporter who filed a criminal complaint against Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, for allegedly grabbing her forcefully—the Republican front-runner did take a moment in his victory speech to commend Lewandowski and effectively brush aside Fields’ accusations.
“Good job, Corey,” Trump said. “Good job to our whole squad, right?”
In recent days, the real estate magnate has fired back at Fields, claiming she “made up” the attack, despite growing photo and video evidence of the assault.
Trump was also declared the winner in Illinois and North Carolina, but lost big in the winner-takes-all state of Ohio to Gov. John Kasich, who won his first primary tonight.
“We have to bring our party together,” Trump said in Florida. “We have something happening that actually makes the Republican Party the biggest political story anywhere in the world.”