Republican front-runner Donald Trump will, most likely, start looking for a new campaign manager, as Corey Lewandowski, the one who currently holds this position, was charged with misdemeanor battery this Tuesday.
The campaign manager was already arrested
According to The Washington Post, police officers in Jupiter, Florida, arrested Mr. Lewandowski this morning, after he turned himself in.
The battery charges came after an incident from a press conference on March 8, when Michelle Fields, a then-reporter for Breitbart News, accused him of grabbing her arm as she was trying to ask Donald Trump some questions.
Initially, Corey Lewandowski denied the incident, claiming on Twitter that he never met the reporter. Even more, Donald Trump backed his campaign manager that “everybody said nothing happened. Perhaps she made the story up, I think that’s what happened.”
Still, despite all these, the Police obtained that video recordings from the ballroom where everything took place and it was obvious that Corey Lewandowski was guilty, hence the charge.
The video depicted Michelle Fields, holding her phone up to Donald Trump, in order to ask him a question. Corey Lewandowski extended his left arm out, stepping between the business man and another male, appearing to grab Mrs. Fields left arm.
Boss Trump sustains Lewandowski’s innocence
Shortly after, Trump’s campaign released a statement, sustaining Lewandowski’s innocence.
“Mr. Lewandowski was issued a notice to appear and was given a court date. He was not arrested. Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”
Like expected, Trump’s rivals reacted. Catherine Frazier, Ted Cruz’s spokeswoman, said in statement that “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.”