Piers Morgan Tells Reporter Accusing Corey Lewandowski of Battery to “Toughen Up”


It looks as if Piers Morgan is looking to surpass Donald Trump for the very worst response to news that the front-runner’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with simple battery of a female reporter. The former CNN host has emerged from irrelevance to tweet the following:

Morgan’s response follows the release of a security video that appears to verify former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields’ claim that Lewandowski forcibly grabbed her arm on March 8 as she approached the real estate magnate for a question earlier this month—an incident Lewandowski and Trump’s campaign have vehemently denied ever happened. After being formally charged with simple battery today, Trump’s campaign remains in denial.

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