WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he was worried that a reporter walking with him through a ballroom earlier this month may have been armed, but the ring of Secret Service agents escorting him didn’t appear to even flinch and walked calmly around the candidate.
Security officials didn’t escort the reporter, Michelle Fields, out of the ballroom, nor did they arrest her, as they say they would have if a person was considered to be getting too close for comfort.
Trump says Fields may have been armed with a bomb or a knife, disguised as a pen. And that, he says, justified his campaign manager grabbing her by the arm and yanking her away.
Florida police on Tuesday charged campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with simple battery.