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WATCH: Angry Fox Host Ends Segment After Defense of Trump’s Campaign Manager

Conservative Tribune

GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with simple battery for allegedly assaulting Michelle Fields, a Breitbart reporter, at an campaign rally. The charge has caused quite a bit of political fallout, with various talking heads arguing over the merits of Fields’ claims.

During Fox News’ “The Five” segment, the panel was discussing a proposed bill in New Jersey that would punish people for texting while walking, when the Lewandowski scandal came up.

The Five panelist Dana Perino described how she saw someone almost get grabbed from behind while they were trying to walk across a street while texting.

Panelist Greg Gutfeld jumped in with “It was Corey Lewandowski,” causing the rest of the panel to crack up. Panelist Eric Bolling then added his two cents asking “Did she fall down?” an obvious reference to multiple stories circulating claiming that Fields stated that she had fallen down.

Perino at this point got fed up with the Lewandowski commentary and simply ended her segment rather than have her discussion get derailed by Donald Trump.

The quote multiple media outlets have been referring to (and sometimes misquoting) came from a Breitbart story written by Fields recounting the incident.

“Before he could answer I was jolted backwards. Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance,” she wrote.

You can watch the exchange here:

The video evidence that has been released to the public does show that Lewandowski and Fields interacted at the rally, but does not appear to show Fields being nearly yanked to the ground. That said, it should be noted that the video is extremely poor quality, and there very well may be another video that the police have not released to the public that could show a different perspective.

Regardless, people need to stop assuming that Lewandowski is guilty because Fields said so. The justice system in America operates under the “innocent until proven guilty” framework, not the “whatever the Internet says must be true” framework.

H/T The Right Scoop

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