Trump Manager Said Apologizing To Reporter He Allegedly Assaulted Would Be ‘Unrealistic’

SOURCEThink Progress

Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, refused to apologize on Sunday for his alleged assault of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields.

“I’d be happy to have a conversation with her,” he told Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace. “But to apologize to someone I’ve never spoken to and candidly don’t even remember having any interaction with is something that is a little unrealistic right now.”

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Lewandowski allegedly yanked Fields to the ground during a March press conference in Florida, leaving bruises on her arm. Both Lewandowski and Trump were quick to deny the claim, calling Fields “delusional” and her allegation an “exaggeration.”

This comes days after Palm Beach County Florida State Attorney David Aronberg dropped the battery charge against Lewandowski, saying the case lacked sufficient evidence to continue investigating.

Lewandowski told Wallace that he tried calling Fields several times following the March event, with no response — but did not clarify what he would have said if he had gotten her on the line.

Fields, who stepped down from her position after the alleged assault, said she’s been haunted by death threats since the incident. She’s still waiting for an apology.

“I would just like an apology for defaming my character,” Fields told the Daily Beast on Friday. “That’s what I wanted from the very beginning. I never wanted this to blow up, never to end up leaving my job. I just wish they had done the right thing from the very beginning and we could all have moved on.”


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