A reporter with a blog that has been consistently publishing pro-Donald Trump stories was shocked after Trump’s campaign manager apparently grabbed her when she asked Trump a question.
Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields approached Trump and asked him a question, saying: “Mr. Trump, you went after the late Scalia for affirmative action, do you — are you still against affirmative action?”
Shortly after she asked the question, Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski allegedly grabbed her roughly.
The audio of the situation, released by Politico, includes a voice—allegedly Lewandowski’s—right before he grabbed her. It then catches up with Fields almost immediately after the incident speaking with Ben Terris of the Washington Post, who was also at the press conference.
“You OK?” Terris asks. “Holy [expletive],” Fields replied. “Yea, he just threw you down,” Terris responded.
“I can’t believe he just did that, that was so hard. Was that Corey?” Fields said. After Terris affirmed it was, she added: “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.”
Shaken by what happened, Fields later told Terris: “He literally went like this and was grabbing me down. I don’t even know what to do [about] what he just did to me. Oh my God, that really spooked me that someone would do that.”
And acknowledging how pro-Trump her blog has been, Fields said: “That looks horrible. You’re going after a Breitbart reporter, the people who are nicest to you?”
Fields suffered several bruises on her arm from being grabbed so roughly.
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— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 10, 2016
— Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) March 10, 2016
But Trump’s campaign denied the incident happened.
“The accusation is entirely false,” Trump campaign manager Hope Hicks said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
That prompted Fields to post a photo of her arm on Twitter.
Terris of the Post wrote about the incident for his paper, writing: “I watched as a man with short-cropped hair and a suit grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager. Fields stumbled. Finger-shaped bruises formed on her arm.”