Video footage has emerged that appears to show Donald Trump’s campaign manager grabbing a protester’s collar during the Republican presidential candidate’s Saturday rally in Arizona just weeks after the campaign manager was accused of assaulting a Breitbart reporter at a press conference.
In this video clip, Corey Lewandowski appears to be grabbing a Trump protester by his collar and pulling him backwards into the crowd gathered at Trump’s Arizona rally.
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
Trump’s campaign issued a statement following the incident claiming that Lewandowski was not the one grabbing the protester by his collar.
Statement from Trump campaign RE video of campaign manager grabbing protestors collar. pic.twitter.com/jzqK5ZwQFk
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) March 20, 2016
This incident with Trump’s campaign manager hearkens back to the police report filed by ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields documenting her accusations against Lewandowski for allegedly manhandling her at a press conference on March 8. Fields later resigned alongside Breitbart’s former editor-at-large, Ben Shapiro, in protest against Breitbart News’ handling of the situation.
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