When Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields attempted to ask Donald Trump a question after his Florida press conference Tuesday night, she reportedly was met not with an answer but with a forcible push out of the way by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Politico reports:
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.
Fields was clearly roughed up by the move, the witness said. [Politico]
Breitbart News CEO and president Larry Solov has called for Lewandowski to apologize to Fields if he was the one to push her aside. "It's obviously unacceptable that someone crossed a line and make physical contact with our reporter. What Michelle has told us directly is that someone 'grabbed her arm' and while she did not see who it was, Ben Terris of The Washington Post told her that it was Corey Lewandowski. If that's the case, Corey owes Michelle an immediate apology," Solov said.
Neither Trump's campaign nor Fields responded to Politico's request for comment.