Thursday, March 10, 2016

Trump Campaign Manager Admits To Assaulting Female Conservative Reporter

by JASmius

My, my, I guess Trump and his goons will punch just about anybody in the face, won't they?

During a Trump campaign event in Jupiter, Florida, on Tuesday, Breitbart News political reporter Michelle Fields was physically grabbed and nearly thrown to the ground after having the temerity to ask the godfather presidential candidate a question about affirmative action:

I never sought to be part of the story.

On Tuesday night, I went to cover Donald Trump’s press conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. I was looking to cover the event like I have covered many live political events for Breitbart News, including an uneventful Trump press conference in Palm Beach the week before.

Addressing the gathered reporters and the nation at large, Trump was in an especially jovial mood Tuesday night. The networks just declared he had won the Mississippi Republican primary and, during his speech, that he won Michigan Republican primary as well.

I wasn’t called upon to ask a question during the televised press conference, but afterwards Trump wandered around, stopping at every reporter to take their questions. When he approached me, I asked him about his view on an aspect of affirmative action.

Trump acknowledged the question, but before he could answer I was jolted backwards. Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.

The Washington Post’s Ben Terris immediately remarked that it was Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who aggressively tried to pull me to the ground. I quickly turned around and saw Lewandowski and Trump exiting the building together. No apology. No explanation for why he did this.

Even if Trump was done taking questions, Lewandowski would be out of line. Campaign managers aren’t supposed to try to forcefully throw reporters to the ground, no matter the circumstance. But what made this especially jarring is that there was no hint Trump was done taking questions. No one was pushing him to get away. He seemed to have been happily answering queries from my fellow reporters just a moment before.

Many people have been asking me on Twitter and in emails what exactly happened Tuesday night. I hope this article answers those questions and I can get back to reporting the news, not being a part of it. [emphasis added]

There still has been no apology, but they have offered an explanation:

Because, "strength!"  Kinda lines up with "I'm going to open up all the libel laws and sue any media outlet I don't like into bankrupted silence," doesn't it?  Because, "First Amendment".  THAT'll intimidate the Obamedia into cowed submission next fall, won't it?

Here's an interesting observation:

Cruz fires his campaign manager for a tweet. Trump aide on the other hand, can physically assault a journalist & he doesn't comment.

Does that mean Senator Cruz is "weak" and "politically [hyuk] correct," or that Trump is a thug who obviously learned more from his mafia connections than his drones want to admit?  I report, I decide, you listen.

In other Republicidal news, John Kasich has opened up a five-point lead in his winner-take-all State.

The good news?  That'd be sixty-six delegates Trump wouldn't get.  The bad news?  It'd keep Kasich in the race and the "non-Trump" vote divided past the point of no-return, which just happens to be next Tuesday, since ain't no way Marco Rubio is denying Trump Florida and its ninety-nine winner-take-all delegates.

Does this mean that we can grab Kasich and Rubio and throw them to the ground and bruise them for not getting out of Cruz's way?  They are both less physically imposing than Miss Fields, after all.

UPDATE: The beatings will continue until morale improves....?

UPDATE II: Lewandowski reverses himself, with a flip-flop and triple-somersault, double-twist gainer for good measure:

Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski squared off Thursday night against accusations that he'd grabbed Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields by the arm earlier this week as she was attempting to ask Trump another question after his Tuesday night press conference, tweeting that she is "delusional" and adding links from a conservative website to back up his claim.

Well, it builds upon his initial story that he beat up Michelle Fields because he thought she was an Obamedia reporter.  Give it a couple of more days and it'll "evolve" into "Miss Fields had Mr. Trump in a headlock with a knife to his penis, I swear!"

"The best defense is a good offense," I guess.  Hey, it worked for Wolverine.  For Trump, Inc.?  Not so much.  It just keeps the story alive in the press and builds a reputation that the Dems will absolutely turn to their advantage, particularly if Mrs. Clinton pulls the upset on the Democrat side, as everybody is supposed to know by now that in any "he said/she said" situation, "she" is always right.

Along those lines, Miss Fields has a challenge....

I'm up for [a lie detector test]. You've got nothing to hide right,@CLewandowski_ 

....and she's got proof.

Quit while you're behind, guys.  In fact, how about an apology?  And maybe a non-violence pledge from the "front-runner"?  You can withstand a little "political correctness," cantcha?  Think of it as an inoculation.

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