Trump Speculates Reporter’s Pen Could Have Been a ‘Little Bomb’

Defends campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at CNN Town Hall.
By Steven Klett, Epoch Times
March 30, 2016 11:25 am Last Updated: April 3, 2016 3:19 pm

Donald Trump defended campaign manager Corey Lewandowski at CNN’s Republican Town Hall on March 29. Lewandowski was charged with simple battery against ex-Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields for an incident on March 8.  

They don’t know what it is, whether it’s a little bomb.

Trump said that Lewandowski was provoked by the reporter, even speculating that Fields’s pen could have been a “little bomb.”

“She went through the Secret Service, she had a pen in her hand, which Service Service is not liking because they don’t know what it is, whether it’s a little bomb,” Trump said.

He returned to the subject a couple minutes later as he continued to defend his top aide.

“She had a pen in her hand,” he said. “It could’ve been a knife. It could’ve been just a pen, which is very dangerous.”

Trump read Fields’s original report of the incident, pointing to her claim that she was knocked to the ground as inconsistent with the video.

Additionally, Trump read Fields’s original report of the incident, pointing to her claim that she was knocked to the ground as inconsistent with the video.

Following Trump’s comments about the “little bomb,” users on Twitter mocked the candidate with James Bond references:

Earlier in the day before the town hall, Lewandowski was charged for simple battery by Jupiter Police. The charge was accompanied with the release of a security camera video of the incident.

The video shows Fields trying to question Trump, and Lewandowski forcefully pulling her away from behind.

In the days following the incident, Fields tweeted a picture of her bruised arm and resigned from her post at the website Breitbart saying that the website didn’t defend her enough.