In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace confronted Donald Trump about how the Republican frontrunner handled the accusations surrounding his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who has been charged with battery against reporter Michelle Fields.
Wallace starts out skeptically, pressing Trump on why Lewandowski denied he ever touched Fields instead of simply apologizing. (Video of the incident later emerged showing Lewandowski grabbing Fields.)
Politifact investigated the charge that Fields changed her story after the tape emerged, which has been pushed repeatedly by Trump, and rated the charge “Pants On Fire.”
The police report said that Fields’ account of the incident is consistent with the video and the evidence was grounds for charging Lewandowski with battery.
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.