FLORIDA - Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged in Florida with simple battery. The charges are from an incident that took place on March 8 when former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields approached Trump to ask a question. Lewandowski allegedly grabbed Fields' arm. Fields filed a police report three days later with Jupiter police. Lewandowski is scheduled to appear in court on May 4.
A Secret Service source defending Lewandowski's actions telling the Dailymail.com 'she crossed in between agents and our protectee after being told not to'. Donald Trump has maintained his position saying he was grabbed by Michelle Fields and that Corey Lewandowski will be 'exonerated'. Trump said:
"Victory press conference was over. Why is she allowed to grab me and shout questions? Can I press charges?"
"Unfortunately, this abusive behavior seems to be part of the culture of the Trump campaign. Personal attacks, verbal attacks, and now physical attacks have no place in politics or anywhere else in our society.”
"Yes, absolutely. Mr. Lewandowski is an integral part of the team, the camp wholeheartedly supports him and will see him through the ordeal. Corey Lewandowski is going to beat this. He will plead not guilty and we will have to let the process play out.This is absurd, it's ridiculous and it will be beat."