Trump Spokeswoman: Campaign Manager Will Stay On Even If Convicted Of Battery


Donald Trump’s national spokesperson Katrina Pierson weighed in on the GOP front-runner’s campaign manager being charged with battery today after allegedly grabbing a female reporter’s arm and nearly knocking her down.

Pierson told Wolf Blitzer that Corey Lewandowski would remain with the Trump campaign even if he’s convicted of a criminal battery charge in Florida, according to Talking Points Memo.

Lewandowski was charged with battery after then-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields claimed he grabbed her arm while she was trying to ask the GOP front-runner a question.

“Mr. Lewandowski is an integral part of the team, the camp wholeheartedly supports him and will see him through the ordeal,” she said.

“Corey Lewandowski is going to beat this,” Pierson said. “He will plead not guilty and we will have to let the process play out.”

Later in the interview, she used the unfortunate term ‘beat’ again.

“This is absurd, it’s ridiculous and it will be beat,” she said.

Trump took to his Twitter account to respond.

Ms. Fields responded to Trump in a tweet saying,”Because my story never changed. Seriously, just stop lying.”

Following Michelle Fields’ accusation, Lewandowski tweeted,”@MichelleFields you are totally delusional. I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I have never even met you.”

According to evidence via two videos, he did appear to have touched the reporter. Since then, Fields, along with Ben Shapiro, resigned from Breitbart due to the Trump-friendly site’s failure to support their own reporter. Breitbart then published a post mocking Mr. Shapiro, after which they apologized. Sort of, but it was a bit late in the game. This is like a political slapfight, but it’s just not ‘ha ha’ funny.

Lewandowski is a former state public safety officer in New Hampshire has been arrested before after he brought a concealed pistol to the U.S. Capitol.

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