This is totally unacceptable! A female reporter from Breitbart named Michelle Fields was allegedly manhandled at a Donald Trump rally, leaving her shaken and bruised. The world part? The person who yanked her by the arm was reportedly Donald’s top aide. Here’s the scoop.
Completely appalling. Donald Trump, 69, seems to have no regard whatsoever for the safety or well-being of members of the media at his rallies. On Mar. 9, a female journalist named Michelle Fields claims she was nearly thrown to the ground when one of Donald’s top aides grabbed her arm. We have all the scary details, here.
Stuff like this needs to stop. Several journalists, people of color, and protesters have reported that they have been roughed up or bullied at Donald’s rallies, and now a female journalist from Breitbart – a Trump-supporting Republican news outlet – has been injured while trying to interview the real estate mogul. Michelle says she was waiting patiently as Donald took questions at a campaign event at the Trump National Golf Club in Florida, then it was her turn.
Michelle asked Donald a question about affirmative action, but before he responded “someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down,” she wrote. “I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.” Of course she was! No one expects to be assaulted at work, especially in a professional setting with someone who might become the next leader of our country! “No one was pushing [Donald] to get away,” she said. “He seemed to have been happily answering queries from my fellow reporters just a moment before.”
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 10, 2016
So who could do something like that? Michelle says another reporter told her it was Corey Lewandowski, Donald’s own campaign manager. Originally, in a Daily Beast report, Corey admitted to the event, and unapologetically said that he didn’t realize she was from Breitbart, instead thinking she was mainstream media. (As if that makes it okay.) Later, Donald’s spokeswoman Hope Hicks insisted the situation was “entirely false” and insinuated that Michelle is a liar. Michelle shared a photo of a bruise on her arm to prove her case. Hopefully events like these will stop occurring, ASAP.
HollywoodLifers – what do you think really happened to Michelle? Share your thoughts on the incident with us.