Everyone’s aware by now that former Breitbart reporter and former “Cashin’ In” contributor Michelle Fields has alleged that Donald Trump’s campaign manager grabbed her arm hard enough to leave bruises when she approached Trump to ask a question. Lewandowski hasn’t been fired from the campaign; in fact, Trump took a moment during his last victory speech to thank Lewandowski, who was directly behind him on stage.
At a Trump rally in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Lewandowski got a little handsy with a protester in the crowd, grabbing his collar. Of course it was caught on video — video you’ll likely see on endless loop tomorrow on cable news.
Here is Donald Trump's campaign manager in the Tucson crowd grabbing the collar of a protester. pic.twitter.com/JZ9RntWlHY
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) March 19, 2016
Worth noting that Lewandowski is with one of Trump's private security guards who is in plain clothes here https://t.co/FA33sLqQvH
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 19, 2016
Why is a campaign manager engaging directly with protestors in the first place, much less getting physical? https://t.co/RRRpYcDIrZ
— Rebecca Berg (@rebeccagberg) March 20, 2016
Trump supporter or not, that’s a valid question. Aren’t there security personnel to deal with this sort of thing? One thing’s for sure: the collar grab and the campaign’s statement aren’t sitting well with those not on the Trump Train.
Statement from Trump campaign RE video of campaign manager grabbing protestors collar. pic.twitter.com/jzqK5ZwQFk
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) March 20, 2016
That is not what the video shows. https://t.co/lF0fRBLWvX
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 20, 2016
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) March 20, 2016
Can't wait for the @BreitbartNews explainer on this one.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 20, 2016
@JaxAlemany who is this guy? how has he become Trump's enforcer? Why is he walking the crowd with his own thug?
— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) March 20, 2016
Trump could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his campaign would put out a statement blaming "the man to his left": https://t.co/XUjJFshtGw
— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) March 20, 2016
Trump knows if he lies brazenly, unapologetically, an MSM which desperately NEEDS him for ratings won't call him out https://t.co/bu8SZMppEG
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) March 20, 2016
If that collar grab was violent, we’re not sure how to describe another confrontation caught on video.
VIOLENCE at another Donald Trump rally, this time in Tucson, AZ. Man hits and kicks protester: pic.twitter.com/7FWuSeE0Jt
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) March 19, 2016
Went to the Trump rally just to see how crazy it would be……..this is insane pic.twitter.com/QFwSwmNoI0
— Alex Satterly (@alex_satterly) March 19, 2016
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 20, 2016
Never seen anything like this at any presidential campaign event I've coveredhttps://t.co/BX7T5TT7vU
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) March 20, 2016