WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is defending his campaign manager who was charged with misdemeanor battery on Tuesday for an incident with a reporter.
Corey Lewandowski turned himself in to police in Jupiter, Florida. Michelle Fields, a former reporter for Breibart, filed charges that Lewandowski pulled her arm when she tried to ask Trump a question at the Trump National Golf Club on March 8.
Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon that Lewandowski was “a very decent man” and urged: “Look at tapes-nothing there!”
Surveillance footage taken from the golf club was released by police and appears to show Lewandowski reach toward Fields.
Trump also took to Twitter to suggest that Fields’ account of the incident should be questioned. His campaign also released a statement saying Lewandowski was innocent of all charges.