EDITORIAL: Below are videos and photos from different angles of what happened between Trump manager, Corey Lewandowski, and Breitbart reporter, Michelle Fields. There is the photo that stops at the moment to show him grab her arm and then there’s a slow motion video of how it went down. In the last video, we can actually see Fields fall backwards when Lewandowski moves toward her after Trump passes her by.
Breitbart, you just lost all respect because you didn’t have the back of your reporter. Your true colors showed big time here!
The most amazing thing about this whole event is the absolute madness that is the mass of photographers and journalists wrestling like shoppers at Walmart on Black Friday when the doors first open, all to grab another nasty photo or another nasty line from a nasty old pimp named Donald Trump (aka Drumpf).
Absolutely disgusted at everyone involved here. And the World watches!
Here’s the screenshot of the moment.
A new video has emerged that appears to show Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reaching out and trying to grab Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields‘ arm seconds before she claims he pulled her to the ground.
In the C-SPAN video taken the night of the incident, Fields can be seen walking alongside with Trump trying to ask a question. Lewandowski makes a movement with his left arm in Fields’ direction, reaching across a Secret Service agent to do so.
Lewandowski appears to be gesturing towards Fields’ right arm, the one that was bruised in the photo she tweeted out.
The Washington Post‘s Ben Terris can also be seen directly behind Lewandowski. Terris claims to have personally seen Lewandowski pull Fields to the ground. Like every other video released to date, Fields is obscured by a mass of people when the actual pulling happens.
Mediaite has reached out to Lewandowski for comment. This piece will be updated if he responds.
Mar. 11, 2016 4:50pm
The spokesman for Breitbart resigned Friday afternoon as video emerged appearing to show Donald Trump’s campaign manager grabbing reporter Michelle Fields at a Tuesday press conference, a charge the Republican front-runner and his manager flatly denied.
Kurt Bardella said in a statement that he chose to resign as spokesman for Breitbart because he could no longer “give 100%” to the people he represented.
“My own personal observation is that there is a cycle of behavior that is escalating and it’s happening exclusively at Donald Trump events,” he said. “It is wrong, disgusting and indicative of an ugliness that is contaminating the public and political discourse in our country.”
“[T]here is a cycle of behavior that is escalating and it’s happening exclusively at Donald Trump events”
“Life is too short to invest your time in things you don’t believe and aren’t passionate about,” he added. “That is why I made the decision to resign from representing Breitbart.”
When asked who would represent Breitbart moving forward, Bardella told TheBlaze: “Beats me.”
The resignation came as video emerged appearing to show Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski grabbing Fields’ arm as she attempted to ask the billionaire a question following a news conference.
Lewandowski had adamantly denied the charge and on early Friday morning called Fields “delusional” in a tweet.
@MichelleFields you are totally delusional. I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I have never even met you.
— Corey Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) March 11, 2016
Trump, for his part, said that he thought Fields “made the story up” and advised one reporter to look into her past. “Check her out, just check her out,” he said.
Fields filed a police report alleging “simple battery” was committed by Lewandowski.
A representative for the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze.
What at the .23 second mark and through .27. Michelle falls back as if grabbed and pulled back and downwards.