Jamie Weinstein, senior editor for The Daily Caller, got into a heated exchange with Donald Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson over what allegedly occurred between Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields and campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
In an appearance on “CNN Newsroom” with Carol Costello on Friday, Weinstein, defended his girlfriend, Fields, who claims she was grabbed by Lewandowski on Tuesday, arguing, “To believe what [the Trump campaign] are saying in denying these allegations is you have to believe in an elaborate conspiracy theory.” (RELATED: Reporter Posts Photo Of Bruise After Saying Trump Campaign Manager ‘Yanked Me Down’)
Weinstein insisted, “You have to believe that there was some type of coordination between the Washington Post and Breitbart, which is a generally pro-Trump publication, to come up with a conspiracy to impugn Donald Trump and his campaign. And then you have to think they came up with audio to support this.”
“The Trump campaign should be ashamed for impugning the character and integrity of my girlfriend who was assaulted at that event and I think Katrina Pierson knows the truth of this and for her to stand by and allow these attacks to go on is shameful — utterly, totally shameful.”
Pierson responded, “You know, it’s interesting that we have two journalists who have decided to take the word of an alleged attack. There were hundreds of reporters in that room, cameras, microphones, Secret Service. No one saw anyone get thrown to the ground, okay.” (RELATED: Video Sheds New Light On Breitbart Reporter’s Claim Of Being Grabbed By Trump Campaign Manager)
Later, when Pierson attempted to cast shade upon Fields’ character, Weinstein responded, “That is disgusting. That is disgusting. You should be ashamed. You should be ashamed. You know her, Katrina. You know my girlfriend, and you know what you’re saying is a lie.”
The incident between Fields and Lewandowski allegedly occurred Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida after a Trump press conference.
— Carol Costello (@CarolCNN) March 11, 2016