Given the slavish puffery that Breitbart has done for Donald Trump this primary season all I can say is that this story is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while:
Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski forcibly yanked Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields out of the way after his press conference in Florida on Tuesday night.
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 wasn’t hurt, and given the pencil-neck physique (he looks to be maybe 5’7″ with a neck size on par with Trump’s hands) of Lewandowski it is doubtful he could even hurt a girl,
though her boyfriend was incensed
Trump always surrounds himself w thugs. Tonight thug Corey Lewandowski tried to pull my gf @MichelleFields to ground when she asked tough q
— Jamie Weinstein (@Jamie_Weinstein) March 9, 2016
Actually, the yanking had nothing to do with asking a “tough q”, which there is no evidence Breitbart has any interest in asking if it is in regards to Trump, and seems like a routine Trumpian overreaction to people who don’t move fast enough.
Breitbart News CEO and president Larry Solov said in a statement if it was Lewandowski, he owes her an apology.
“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.
I have to admit being sort of surprised. I was expecting something more along the lines of “It is unfortunate that our reporter obstructed Mr. Trump’s path. We’ve put our reporter on an agility training program so in the future she can get the hell out of Mr. Trump’s way. And by the way, isn’t Mr. Trump just the most studly and manly man ever?”
The fact is when you spend as much time tongue-bathing Donald Trump as the staff of Breitbart devotes to that endeavor, despite the obvious damage he’s causing to conservatism, to the GOP, and, if he gets the nomination, to the nation whether he wins or loses in November, it is really hard to have a lot of sympathy when Breitbart staffers get the same treatment that has been meted out to protesters and which Breitbart has chortled about.
Pass the popcorn.