Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields claimed she has now filed charges against Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for allegations that he forcefully grabbed her, bruising her arm for no apparent reason as she was asking Trump a question about affirmative action at an event in Jupiter, Florida.
Trump and Lewandowski flatly deny the allegations, and Trump has publicly stated that Fields might be making the whole thing up.
This video claims to show the incident, which doesn’t look anything like the way Fields and Washington Post reporter Ben Terris — who claims he witnessed the grabbing — discuss it in the transcript of the minutes after it supposedly happened posted below this vid.
And another vid:
Terris: “You OK?”
Fields: “Holy sh*t.”
Terris: “Yea he just threw you.”
Fields: “I can’t believe he just did that that was so hard. Was that Corey?”
Terris: “Yeah, like, what threat were you?”
Fields: “That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That’s insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign.”
Terris: “Can I put that in my story?”
Fields: “Yeah, go for it — that was really awful. That’s so unprofessional.”
Terris: “He really just almost threw you on the ground.”
Fields: “He literally went like this and was grabbing me down. “I don’t even want to do what he just did to me. Oh my God, that really spooked me that someone would do that.”
(The audio of this is contained in the video at the bottom of this post…)
Strange this place was full of reporters and cameramen and yet there is no clear footage of this happening at all.
Meanwhile, the WAPO cameraman who was taking pictures as Fields was asking Trump her question later Tweeted that he wasn’t at the event, but when it was pointed out that he was there and there’s photographic evidence to prove he was there, he Tweeted that he saw no assaults at the event.
His Tweets, however, have since been removed.
Meanwhile, Fields has Tweeted this:
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 10, 2016
But if you read this article where she explains what happened in her own words, she never directly accuses Lewandowski or says she knows for sure he did it; she only says that WAPO’s Terris told her it was Lewandowski after the fact:
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.
Does Terris, reporter for the Bilderberg Group-attending outlet WAPO, have an ax to grind? He couldn’t wait to ‘put it in his story’ could he?
Breitbart first demanded an apology and indefinitely suspended one of their reporters for daring to ask for video evidence on Twitter, as calls for Lewandowski to step down or be fired came from all corners of the mainstream media, but even Breitbart itself has backpeddled and is now questioning whether or not Lewandowski actually did grab Fields or whether he was “misidentified”.
Fields, Ben Shapiro, Jordan Schachtel and Jarrett Stepman have all resigned from Breitbart over the incident for, in their view, the outlet choosing to side with Trump over its own reporter.
“Breitbart News is no longer a journalistic enterprise, but instead, in my opinion, something resembling an unaffiliated media Super PAC for the Trump campaign,” Schachtel said in a statement first reported by Politico. “I signed my contract to work as a journalist, not as a member of the Donald J. Trump for President media network.”
Meanwhile, the question has to be asked… is this yet another highly orchestrated attack on Trump?
That’s what all the people in the comments section of the video above seem to think:
The “evidence” Fields was assaulted by anyone is not very convincing… especially after you listen to the transcript in the video below. Again, why at a place filled with reporters and cameras everywhere, are we only getting a transcript of some audio on this?
A commenter on Zero Hedge wrote that a leaked internal communication between the reporters at Breitbart after it happened, “now reinforce the fact that there has been a concentrated effort to manufacture false claims of violence by Trump Campaign staff against their reporter Michelle Fields.” You can read the leaked comm here.
So… all things considered, what do you think? Is Fields making this “assault” up, or at the very least taking a situation and blowing it waaaaaaaaaaay out of proportion for an agenda?
You have to admit, this is one of the dirtiest and most bizarre presidential races maybe ever, and everyone knows politics are a dirty business anyway. It seems the entire establishment is throwing everything at Trump to try and make him disappear, which no matter what they do isn’t happening. It’s either reverse psychology for a GOP-splitting pro-Clinton plot, or the elite are freaking out that Trump might actually be the Republican nominee for president.
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