There’s so much noise out there that it’s getting difficult to separate fact from fiction, but one thing is clear: some of Donald Trump’s rallies have become violent. Mr Trump blames it all on outside agitators, and it is possible that that is partially true. But when Mr Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, physically assaults a female reporter, not all of the violence is coming from outside agitators.
Let that sink in a bit: we aren’t talking about some part-time security guard or some over-zealous Trumpinista, but the (supposedly) professional campaign manager of the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. And while Mr Lewandowski isn’t a particularly big man, real men don’t hit women, don’t wrestle women, don’t try to throw women to the ground. Had this been the campaign manager for any of the other Republican candidates, he’d have been a former campaign manager the very next day.
Well, not only has Mr Lewandowski been charged with misdemeanor battery for grabbing Michelle Fields, but his attorney has himself been forced to resign as a US Attorney for allegedly biting a dancer at a topless club.
I have referred to “Pipsqueak Lewandowski” before, and here is the evidence:
Donald Trump stands 6’2″ tall, a big, broad-shouldered man. From the photograph, Mr Lewandowski is somewhere in the 5’7″ tall range, and somewhat slightly built, just the perfect size for beating up women.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with being small: a person is built as he is built. But there is something wrong with trying to beat up women, and there is no fornicating way that a “real man” campaign, as Mr Trump is trying to run, should ever, ever tolerate a
man male who roughs up women. Donald Trump should have gotten rid of Mr Lewandowski weeks ago, but instead continues to defend him.
If Mr Lewandowski were truly a dedicated campaign manager, working selflessly to get his candidate elected, he would resign immediately, giving the excuse that he didn’t want his legal problems to be a “distraction” from the campaign. I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it.