WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump says his campaign manager is “absolutely innocent” following a decision by Florida police to charge him with battery.
The Republican front-runner issued a statement Tuesday after Jupiter, Florida, police charged Corey Lewandowski with battery for an incident involving a reporter earlier in the month.
A video surveillance tape obtained by The Associated Press appears to show Lewandowski grabbing Michelle Fields’ arm as she tried to ask Trump a question at a March 8 event.
Trump said Lewandowski “will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”
Lewandowski has retained an attorney in West Palm Beach.