He then lied about it to the media afterwards on Twitter.
Washington Post reporter Ben Terris wrote a first person account of the incident where ex-Brietbart correspondent MIchell Fields claimed assault to the local authorities and Terris published it, but the Republican primary leader’s Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski denied the incident voraciously.
Lewandowski claimed to have never met the reporter.
“Donald Trump’s campaign released a statement following aide Corey Lewandowski’s arrest saying: He’s “absolutely innocent.”
In the court of public opinion, Lewandowski has lost.
Not that any of this will damage Trump, or his supporters view of the man described by the Washington Post’s Michael Gerson as an authoritarian populist, which is a heck of a euphemism for neo-fascist.
However, it might be a burden for the Trump campaign to continue working with Lewandowski, whose public claim on twitter, may go down in political annals as famous last words in someone’s Political Hall Of Shame.
“Andrew [Breitbart]’s life mission has been betrayed,” Shapiro wrote. “Indeed, Breitbart News, under the chairmanship of Steve Bannon, has put a stake through the heart of Andrew’s legacy. In my opinion, Steve Bannon is a bully, and has sold out Andrew’s mission in order to back another bully, Donald Trump; he has shaped the company into Trump’s personal Pravda, to the extent that he abandoned and undercut his own reporter, Breitbart News’ Michelle Fields, in order to protect Trump’s bully campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who allegedly assaulted Michelle.”
And now, the wheels of justice will turn, and Trump’s campaign manager will get his day in court.
He’ll have to deny his untoward act to a judge, and possibly a jury of his peers, if he doesn’t take a plea bargain in light of the video evidence against him.
A simple apology to former Breitbart reporter Fields by Trump campaign manager Lewandowski might have been sufficient to avoid this entire hullaballo just a few, short weeks ago.
Ed. Note: Term “Assaulted” in headline, search slug and lede was changed to battered for accuracy’s sake to comport with police charges filed.