On Tuesday, Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields was assaulted by Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. The Trump campaign later accused Fields of lying about the incident. Now, The Donald himself has weighed in, via CNN's Dylan Byers:
#Break: Donald Trump just told me he thinks that the Michelle Fields incident didn't happen. "I think they made it up."— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 11, 2016
Here's an image of Fields' bruised arm:
And an audio and written transcript of what happened:
Fields: “Mr. Trump, you went after the late Scalia for affirmative action, do you -- are you still against affirmative action?"
Voice (allegedly Corey Lewandowski): “Excuse me, thank you.”
A few moments later (noise of the room can be heard)...
Terris: “You OK?"
Fields: “Holy sh*t."
Terris: “Yea he just threw you down."
Fields: “I can’t believe he just did that that was so hard. Was that Corey?"
Terris: “Yeah, like, what threat were you?"
Fields: "That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That's insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign."
Terris: “Can I put that in my story?"
Fields: “Yeah, go for it — that was really awful. That’s so unprofessional.”
Terris: “He really just almost threw you down on the ground."
Fields: “He literally went like this and was grabbing me down. I don’t even what to do [about] what he just did to me. Oh my God, that really spooked me that someone would do that."
Terris: “What threat were you?"
Fields: “Nothing. I was asking about affirmative action."
Terris: “And he probably knows you, right?"
Fields: “Yeah, I don’t understand. That looks horrible. You’re going after a Breitbart reporter, the people who are nicest to you?"
Terris: “I know, I’m going to put it in my story."
And an admission by Lewandowski himself:
...But sure, it didn't happen.
Give me a break.
UPDATE: Trump is making jokes about journalists potentially faking assaults.