Trump: If Fields Was Thrown to Ground, Lewandowski Would've Been Immediately Fired
Donald Trump continued in his defense of campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who was charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from an incident involving reporter Michelle Fields.
A surveillance tape of the incident, which occurred after Trump's March 8 victory speech at his Florida golf club, shows Lewandowski grab Fields by the arm as she approaches Trump.
Trump, who reacted on Hannity last night, emphasized at a Wisconsin campaign event moments ago that he provided the video evidence to police, believing that it would vindicate Lewandowski.
Trump then went after Fields for initially claiming that she was almost thrown to the ground by Lewandowski.
"If she really did go down, he would have been fired before she ever got up," said Trump.
He slammed his opponents, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, for saying they would fire Lewandowski.
"As your president, you need somebody that's gonna be loyal to the country and to yourselves You need somebody that's gonna fight," he said.
The Outnumbered hosts - including Fox News contributor and attorney Eboni Williams - responded to Trump's latest defense of Lewandowski.
Fields tweeted out a picture of a bruise on her arm after the incident. But Williams noted that under Florida law, it makes no difference whether Fields was hurt.
"Injury is not a required element of simple battery in the state of Florida," she said.
Watch Trump's remarks and the reaction above.