Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said Sunday that he would speak with the reporter whose arm he grabbed at a campaign event, but that it was “unrealistic” for him to apologize.
“I’d be happy to have a conversation with her. But to apologize to someone I’ve never spoken to and candidly don’t even remembering having any interaction with is something that is a little unrealistic right now,” Lewandowski said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I have said and would be happy to say again, this is a person I have never spoken to, but I’d be happy to have that conversation if we can put this thing behind us.”
Police in Jupiter, Florida, charged Lewandowski with a misdemeanor battery charge after former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields filed a complaint against him with the police department. Lewandowski denied any wrongdoing and was repeatedly defended by Trump. A spokeswoman for Trump’s campaign went so far as to insist that Lewandowski wouldn’t be fired over the incident.
Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg said in the news conference last week that there was “no reasonable doubt” Lewandowski grabbed Fields’ arm, but that there wasn’t a “good faith basis” to move forward with a case against him.