Donald Trump is defending his campaign manager to the very end, despite the fact that he is facing criminal charges.
On Tuesday morning, Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with misdemeanor battery for forcibly grabbing reporter Michelle Fields at an event in Jupiter on March 8.
A video released Tuesday shows Lewandowski grabbing Fields, according to reports.
However, on Tuesday afternoon, Trump got on Twitter to defend his campaign manager—and claim the new footage proves nothing.
This is not the first time the Trump team has denied the incident.
Lewandowski intends to plead not guilty, according to reports.
Trump suggested later on Tuesday that Fields should be the one facing charges for grabbing him and “shout[ing] questions.”
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