On Tuesday, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, turned himself in to Jupiter Police over the alleged assault of reporter Michelle Fields, sparking a fierce debate over whether or not he should be charged. Well now one of the agents on Trump’s campaign detail has spoken out, and you should really hear what they had to say.
Since the news of Lewandowski being charged broke, networks have had wall-to-wall coverage of the incident, and they’re all doing their best to defame Trump and his campaign over it. However, video released shows that Fields’ original claim of being “dragged to the ground” was beyond over exaggerated, and according to the Secret Service, Lewandowski was justified in what he did since she was warned to back off… twice.
MailOnline has more on what the agent recalled:
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a member of Trump’s U.S. Secret Service detail told DailyMail.com on Tuesday that Fields made physical contact with Trump twice – and was warned by agents to stop – before Lewandowski grabbed her arm to pull her away from the billionaire.
‘She crossed in between agents and our protectee after being told not to,’ said the agent, who was present that night in Jupiter.
Now, in her recollection of events, Fields failed to mention that she was warned not to breech the protective perimeter around Trump, and she’s damn lucky she wasn’t tackled to the ground after doing so. She also said that Lewandowski “aggressively tried to pull me to the ground.”
Here’s a snippet from the column she wrote about the incident:
I wasn’t called upon to ask a question during the televised press conference, but afterwards Trump wandered around, stopping at every reporter to take their questions. When he approached me, I asked him about his view on an aspect of affirmative action.
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.
She also said this:
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. Nevertheless I was shaken. Campaign managers aren’t supposed to try to forcefully throw reporters to the ground.
While that sounds horrible, the video tells a much different tale. For those who haven’t seen it, below is the footage that Trump’s campaign released to show that Fields’ claims were a stretch, at best.
Does that look like someone who was “aggressively” pulled to the ground? No, it doesn’t. In fact, it looks just like something you’d see any time a candidate with 24-hour Secret Service protection is bum rushed by a group of reporters.
Unfortunately, the mainstream media refuses to report Fields’ original claims because they’re trying to bury Trump’s campaign with this story. If they did, then Fields would be exposed for lying about what happened, since it’s evident by the video that it wasn’t a chargeable offense, much less something that should be getting national media attention.