Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Simple Battery

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was arrested on Tuesday for simple battery. The charges were pressed by Michelle Fields, a former reporter for conservative site Breitbart News, who claims Lewandowski shoved her down while she was attempting to question Trump during a Florida campaign rally on March 9.

Fields pressed charges two days after the incident occurred. She resigned from her job soon after, due to the company’s lack of support for her—The site's editor told reporters repeatedly not to publicly defend Fields. Lewandowski immediately took to Twitter after the charges were pressed to proclaim his innocence.


The Trump campaign issued a statement denying the accusation.

“Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge. He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court,” the statement read.

Trump himself is supporting the campaign manager, even going so far as to say the bruises Fields got from the incident were from something else, according to Jezebel. "How do you know those bruises weren't there before?" he said. We know, however, that Trump has a long history of lying brazenly about just about anything, so we can take his questions with a grain of salt.

For now we’ll just have to wait for that day in court to see how the story unfolds.