If there ever was a new media outlet that shines the most positive light possible on Donald Trump, it’s Breitbart. They rarely allow even a mildly critical story past their Trump-colored sunglass-wearing editors, and have mocked and torn into Erick Erickson when he has opposed the object of their affections.
So now when Breitbart’s own Michelle Fields was manhandled by Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, the friendship continues in a strained and awkward way, like two middle schoolers who have just broken up but continue to be “just friends.” Except for the bruises.
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 10, 2016
Lewandowski is short of stature, and not much of a gym rat, if you base it on his looks. Leon Wolf wrote:
Lewandowski is a pencil-necked twerp who’s about five and a half feet tall and maybe goes a buck thirty sopping wet. My teenage son could throw him around like a rag doll. In an actual physical confrontation with roughly 99% of adult males (and a significant number of adult females) in America, Corey Lewandowski would get humiliated and sent home without his lunch money.
Like most of Trump’s hand-picked “top men,” this guy is nothing but the best. A graduate of UMass Lowell (that’s one step above Bunker Hill Community College’s Malden satellite campus), Lewandowski has been a political hack, a loser, and a Democrat. When Lewandowski was working on Senator Robert Smith’s New Hampshire campaign in 2001 (after leaving the RNC), he made a comment that was “so bad it reeks” according to former N.H. Sen. Warren Rudman.
He accused challenger John E. Sununu (son of the former governor and White House Chief of Staff) of harboring terrorists because he accepted funds from the lawyer who represented a group found to have terror ties. Even the Anti-Defamation League’s Abraham Foxman said Lewandowski’s comment was “un-American and inappropriate.”
Lewandowski is a little man full of dirty tricks and unbridled anger. He left politics to work as a lobbyist for green-energy scammers for 8 years before returning to be selected as Trump’s political Leibwächter.
You see, Trump has to select little people to be around him because he wouldn’t want to be upstaged. Arnold Schwarzenegger endorsed John Kasich, and Chuck Norris, after flirting with a Cruz endorsement, chose to sit out the campaign. Trump prefers Chris Christie and Sarah Palin.
Fields wrote, in her own words, what happened.
Addressing the gathered reporters and the nation at large, Trump was in an especially jovial mood Tuesday night. The networks just declared he had won the Mississippi Republican primary and, during his speech, that he won Michigan Republican primary as well.
I wasn’t called upon to ask a question during the televised press conference, but afterwards Trump wandered around, stopping at every reporter to take their questions. When he approached me, I asked him about his view on an aspect of affirmative action.
Trump acknowledged the question, but before he could answer I was jolted backwards. Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.
The Washington Post’s Ben Terris immediately remarked that it was Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who aggressively tried to pull me to the ground. I quickly turned around and saw Lewandowski and Trump exiting the building together. No apology. No explanation for why he did this.
Even if Trump was done taking questions, Lewandowski would be out of line. Campaign managers aren’t supposed to try to forcefully throw reporters to the ground, no matter the circumstance. But what made this especially jarring is that there was no hint Trump was done taking questions. No one was pushing him to get away. He seemed to have been happily answering queries from my fellow reporters just a moment before.
If you want to find out what it’s like to be treated as a second-class citizen, attend a Trump rally with media credentials. I did this, and I was horrified. Media are penned up, not allowed to leave, and serve as a target for Trump’s continual taunting and insults. I am absolutely certain that the Trump campaign is more than capable of manhandling photographers, reporters, or anyone else that crosses them.
Fields’ own boyfriend, a senior editor with the Daily Caller, agreed.
Trump always surrounds himself w thugs. Tonight thug Corey Lewandowski tried to pull my gf @MichelleFields to ground when she asked tough q
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) March 9, 2016
The reaction from the brownshirted Trump campaign? To call Fields a liar and publicity hound. Remember, she works for Breitbart, the friend of all things Trump. They even implied that they didn’t realize she was a friendly reporter, meaning that if she wasn’t she’d be fair game.
NEW: Trump campaign spokesperson Hope Hicks responds to allegations campaign manager assaulted Breitbart reporter: pic.twitter.com/LHRMKXzy3K
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 10, 2016
Michelle Fields is an attention seeker who once claimed Allen West groped her but later went silent. https://t.co/J86Ej42eYx
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) March 10, 2016
We're Calling Bullshit On Michelle Fields – GotNews https://t.co/VKpMaSLnmm
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) March 10, 2016
Trump will lower himself beneath the garbage juice dripping down into the sewers from the kitchen door at his golf resorts to protect his image. Many people aren’t buying it.
— Josiah Daniel Ryan (@JosiahRyan) March 10, 2016
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) March 10, 2016
I’m afraid we won’t be seeing an apology from Trump or Lewandowski. They will just continue to be the bullies they are and have always been.