Donald Trump has changed his mind on his promise to support the eventual Republican nominee as he struggles with the argument after his manager was charged with battery.
Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager was charged following an incident in which he allegedly grabbed a reporter, Michelle Fields, at a campaign event earlier this month.
During a television town hall with CNN, Trump claimed he had been treated wrongly by Republican National Committee, RNC and the establishment and cancelled the commitment he made in September to stand by any GOP nominee.
On the other hand, Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, who was captured on tape forcibly grabbing a reporter after a press conference has turned himself in to police in Jupiter, Florida, where he was charged with battery.
But Trump suggested that the reporter, who had been screened by the secret service in order to be allowed in the candidate’s vicinity, may have been carrying a bomb.
On several occasions during this campaign cycle, Trump has offered to pay the legal bills of supporters who attack protesters, but it was unclear whether he will pay to defend Lewandowski against the battery charges.