Trump Accuses Reporter of 'Making Up' Claim That She Was Pushed By His Campaign Manager
Donald Trump has questioned a reporter's claims that she was pushed by his campaign manager.
Michelle Fields, a reporter for Breitbart, claimed she was grabbed and nearly thrown to the ground by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski when she tried to ask the real estate tycoon a question backstage in Florida.
She later posted pictures of bruises she says she got in the scuffle.
Lewandowski later attacked Fields in a tweet, writing: "You are totally delusional. I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I have never even met you."
Fields filed criminal assault charges against Trump’s campaign manager with the Jupiter Beach Police Department, according to The Independent Journal.
The incident allegedly happened on Tuesday at the Trump National Golf Course.
And following the debate in Miami on Thursday, Trump questioned whether it ever happened.
“The Secret Service was surrounding everybody. They said nothing happened. Everybody said nothing happened. Perhaps she made this up. I think that's what happened,” Trump said.
But Washington Post reporter Ben Terris says he saw the whole thing and reportedly the aftermath was captured on audio tape by Politico as the two reporters talked.
Terris was recorded saying: "Yeah, he just like threw you down?"
"I can't believe he just did that. That was so hard,” she said.
And that's not the only claims of a backstage incident.
Following the uncharacteristically civil debate on Thursday, Trump was caught in a dramatic on-camera shouting match by INSIDE EDITION.
He was having it out with former Jeb Bush Communications Chief Tim Miller over a question Miller asked him about his tie.
It comes after a protester was sucker punched as he was marched from a Trump event earlier this week.