Donald Trump’s campaign took a major PR hit on Tuesday morning when Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski was arrested and charged with simple battery in Jupiter, Florida.
The alleged battery stems from an incident in which Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields stated that she was grabbed on the arm by Lewandowski and nearly pulled to the ground. Fields showed a bruise on her arm as evidence of the battery.
Lewandowski vehemently denies any wrongdoing. According to CNN, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks issued a statement declaring that Lewandowski is “absolutely innocent of this charge. He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”