Recently Accused of Assaulting a Reporter, Being 'Sexually Suggestive With Female Journalists'
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Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was caught on camera Saturday appearing to grab the collar of a non-violent protester and helping to push or shove him aside. The video was posted to Twitter by Jacqueline Alemany, a CBS News reporter. Another man, identified as one of Trump's plain clothes private security guards by a political reporter for The Guardian, appeared to assist:
Here is Donald Trump's campaign manager in the Tucson crowd grabbing the collar of a protester. pic.twitter.com/JZ9RntWlHY— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) March 19, 2016
Worth noting that Lewandowski is with one of Trump's private security guards who is in plain clothes here https://t.co/FA33sLqQvH— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 19, 2016
Lewandowski earlier this month was accused by Michelle Fields, a reporter for the conservative website Breitbart, of grabbing and yanking her arm, leaving bruises. She resigned and filed charges. Lewandowski and the Trump campaign denied the allegation, despite video surfacing that appeared to support her charge.
A Politico report this week, "Trump campaign manager's behavior prompted staff concerns," claims "Corey Lewandowski's temperament and inappropriate comments drew ire at his previous job, too."
Politico states they spoke with "more than 20 sources who have dealt with Lewandowski" and reports that during their investigation, "complaints emerged about Lewandowski being rough with reporters and sexually suggestive with female journalists, while profanely berating conservative officials and co-workers he deemed to be challenging his authority."
Oliver Darcy, Deputy Managing Editor at Glenn Beck's conservative website The Blaze:
Daily Beast's Gideon Resnick:
But Lewandowski doesn't touch reporters or attendees? 🤔 https://t.co/UireE6FCig— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) March 19, 2016
Without full context of that video, why is Lewandowski even up in the stands?— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) March 20, 2016
Some responses via Twitter:
Now that there is real actual footage of Corey Lewandowski grabbing someone there is no reason for news networks not to cover— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) March 19, 2016
@thehill Lewandowski needs to learn to keep his hands off people-He's not a bouncer-If there's an issue, he should let security deal with it— J Brooks (@magnolia61nc) March 20, 2016
When is the media going to call out Corey Lewandowski for the thug that he is?— NSB (@nickbogusz) March 20, 2016
Corey Lewandowski is a THUG— Matt Murphy (@MattMurph24) March 19, 2016
Random, but why was Lewandowski even in the stands when he grabbed that protester? Is he a campaign manager or a bouncer?— Michele Frost (@michelelfrost) March 20, 2016
Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, is a former police officer. He's assaulted a reporter & protester in 2 weeks. This needs discussion.— TC (@tchop__StL) March 19, 2016
Image: Screenshots via Jacqueline Alemany/Twitter