Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says reporter Michelle Fields changed her account of the alleged assault by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski when she discovered there was surveillance video of the incident. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday accused a reporter of changing her account of an alleged assault by Trump's campaign manager at a rally in Florida earlier this month after she found out the incident had been recorded on surveillance video. Police in Jupiter, Florida, charged campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, 42, with intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, then a reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, when she tried to question Trump at a campaign event on March 8. Republican front-runner Trump repeatedly defended Lewandowski, saying "maybe he touched [Fields] a little," but that the accusation leveled by Fields was "horrible." Police released a video of the incident showing Fields walking alongside Trump and trying to question him. Lewandowski is seen grabbing her arm and pulling her backward. Previous videos of the incident had been obscured by people in the crowd. Campaign rallies for Trump, the billionaire businessman who leads the race to become the Republican candidate in the Nov. 8 presidential election, are tumultuous at times and have been marked by occasional clashes between protesters and supporters or security personnel.