Donald Trump's campaign accused a Breitbart reporter today of making an “entirely false” accusation about his campaign manager, but now there's a new wrinkle.
A transcript made from audio exclusively obtained by Politico's Hadas Gold details the alleged assault of Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields by Donald Trump's campaign manager Corey Lewandowksi.
The transcript is an exchange between Fields and Washington Post reporter Ben Terris, who witnessed the incident.
At one point in the transcript, Fields says to Terris:
“That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That's insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign.”
According to the transcript:
Terris: “He really just almost threw you down on the ground."
Fields: “He literally went like this and was grabbing me down. I don’t even what to do [about] what he just did to me. Oh my God, that really spooked me that someone would do that."
Terris: “What threat were you?"
Fields: “Nothing. I was asking about affirmative action."
Terris: “And he probably knows you, right?"
Fields: “Yeah, I don’t understand. That looks horrible. You’re going after a Breitbart reporter, the people who are nicest to you?"
Lewandowski and the Trump campaign accused Fields of fabricating the assault earlier on Thursday.
Breitbart stood by Fields Thursday, calling on Lewandowski to apologize.
Trump's campaign has yet to respond to repeated requests for comment from Independent Journal Review.