Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Thuggery toward women’: Male Trump aide roughs up conservative reporter over ‘tough question’

Published

on

The campaign manager for Donald Trump is under fire for getting rough with a female reporter.

The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein took to Twitter on Tuesday night to report that his girlfriend, Breitbart’s Michelle Fields, was grabbed by the arm and almost taken to the ground by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at a press event in Florida.

ADVERTISEMENT

Weinstein says the incident happened when Fields tried to ask Trump a tough question.

An unnamed witness corroborates Weinstein’s account, according to Politico.

“Fields was attempting to ask Trump a question as he exited the press conference. Secret Service was starting to clear a path, when Fields was forcibly grabbed on her arm by Lewandowski, moving her out of the way and nearly bringing her down to the ground, a source who witnessed the situation told POLITICO.”

The witness told Politico that Fields was “clearly roughed up.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Breitbart, a politically conservative website, has been overwhelmingly supportive of Trump. Unnamed sources from inside the organization even complained to Buzzfeed in August that they believed Trump was giving money to the publication in exchange for glowing coverage.

In a statement, Breitbart CEO Larry Solov called the incident “unacceptable” and said “Corey owes Michelle an immediate apology.”

Fields isn’t the only female reporter to be mistreated by Trump and his staffers. Trump initiated an ongoing campaign against Fox’s Megyn Kelly after she asked him pointed questions at the first GOP debate.

ADVERTISEMENT

Last month, TIME photojournalist Chris Morris was put in a choke hold and thrown to the ground by a Secret Service agent in an incident that is under investigation.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

GOP’s Joni Ernst may have inadvertently boosted Joe Biden in Iowa: ex-White House official

Published

on

On CNN's "New Day," regular contributor and former White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart almost rolled his eyes at a clip of Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst rushing to the cameras to gush about attacks on Joe Biden, saying she may have ended up helping the former vice president in her own state.

Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota after watching the clip of the Iowa Republican blurting, "The Iowa caucuses are this next Monday evening, and I'm really interested to see how this discussion today informs and influences the Iowa caucus voters, those Democratic goers. Will they be supporting VP Biden at this point?" Lockhart seemed in disbelief that she may have handed Biden a boost.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘Sit this one out’: Ivanka Trump’s complaint about ‘elites’ hilariously backfires

Published

on

Ivanka Trump complained about coastal elites to defend her father -- and was swiftly met with furious mockery.

The White House adviser and eldest daughter of President Donald Trump shared a video clip of former Republican strategist Rick Wilson ridiculing the president's "credulous boomer rube" supporters, and complained the attack was derogatory and unfair.

"You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided," Ivanka Trump tweeted. "The arrogance, mocking accents and smug ridicule of this nation’s ‘Real Elites’ is disgusting."

You consistently make fun of half the country and then complain that it is divided.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Republicans are being ‘torn and squeezed’ after Bolton’s book disrupts their anti-impeachment efforts: columnist

Published

on

On Tuesday, conservative columnist Matt Lewis wrote for The Daily Beast that former National Security Adviser John Bolton's book is a "game changer" that "puts the squeeze" on Senate Republicans who were hoping to dispose of the impeachment trial quickly.

"If you don’t think the bombshell revelation that John Bolton’s book will say Donald Trump wanted to withhold Ukraine aid until their government agreed to investigate Democrats has the potential to move the needle, consider the developments that ensued in its wake," wrote Lewis. "Susan Collins suggested she would vote for witnesses, and Mitt Romney said it’s 'increasingly likely' other Republicans would join them. Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham abruptly canceled a press conference (later, he left open the possibility that he would subpoena Bolton’s manuscript, even as he remained opposed to having Bolton testify), and Pat Toomey proposed a 'one-for-one' witness swap. By the end of the day Monday, Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine told NPR that he expects as many as 10 Republicans to vote for witnesses."

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image