The following is an excerpt from David A. Fahrenthold and Wesley Lowery | March 29, 2016 | Thewashigntonpost.com |
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump defended his campaign manager as a “very decent man” Tuesday, hours after the staffer was charged with battery in Florida for allegedly grabbing a reporter and yanking her away from Trump.
Corey Lewandowski, 42, faces one misdemeanor count of battery as a result of the March 8 incident. He voluntarily went to police headquarters in Jupiter, Fla., and signed paperwork ordering him to appear in court May 4.
The police also released a new video of the primary night press conference, taken from the security cameras at Trump’s own golf course. It directly contradicted what Trump and Lewandowski said about the incident in the past.
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