Jupiter, FL: Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump campaign manager, was charged this morning with misdemeanor battery after allegations of forcefully grabbing a reporter at a Jupiter news conference, town police confirmed this morning.
Following a March 8 conference at Trump National Golf Club, Michelle Fields, a 28-year-old reporter formerly with the online Breitbart News Network, said she was grabbed on the arm by Lewandowski, 41, after she asked Trump a question about affirmative action.
Lewandowski was released this morning after turning himself in; he is scheduled to appear May 4 in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
Ted Cruz’s campaign issued a statement Tuesday afternoon in response to the charge against Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, taking issue with the “behavior” of his GOP rival’s campaign.
“Unfortunately, this abusive behavior seems to be part of the culture of the Trump campaign,” said Alice Stewart, Cruz’s campaign manager. “Personal attacks, verbal attacks, and now physical attacks have no place in politics or anywhere else in our society.”
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