Trump Stands Behind Lewandowski After Controversial Assault Charge

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Donald Trump is standing behind campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after what many believe to be a politically motivated criminal charge was announced this morning.

According to The Hill:

“Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to stand by campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after he was charged with battery.

“I don’t discard people. I stay with people,” he said while speaking to reporters on his plane in Wisconsin.

“I think he was very, very seriously maligned,” Trump added of Lewandowski. “I told him he should never settle this case. He’s a good person with a wonderful family. I think it’s a very, very sad day when a man can get destroyed over something like that.”

Lewandowski was charged with simple battery Tuesday after allegedly grabbing former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields after a Trump campaign speech earlier this month.

The Jupiter, Fla., police department said that the charge stemmed from Lewandowski “intentionally” touching Fields.”