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Donald Trump Campaign Manager Charged With Battery

Donald TrumpRepublican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign manager found himself in hot water Tuesday after Florida police charged him with simple battery due to an altercation with a reporter earlier this month.

Jupiter police charged Corey Lewandowski with simple battery, a misdemeanor charge which can carry up to a year in jail or a $1,000 fine.

A video of the incident seems to show Lewandowski grabbing Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields as she tried to ask Trump a question at an event earlier this month.

Trump and his campaign team dismissed the charges, saying the campaign manager is "absolutely innocent" of the charge and said he would enter a plea of not guilty in court.

"Wow, Corey Lewandowski, my campaign manager and a very decent man, was just charged with assaulting a reporter," tweeted Trump Tuesday. "Look at tapes-nothing there!"

Trump continued to say Fields actually grabbed him after the press conference was over at his March 8 event. 

"Why is she allowed to grab me and shout questions?" asked Trump. "Can I press charges?"

 

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