Donald Trump doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him so much that he had his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski — who is currently under criminal investigation for allegedly assaulting a female reporter — standing next to him during his victory speech on Tuesday night, and even made a special point to praise him. Reporters quickly took notice:
The stunt even had conservative Fox News commentators reeling.
“He’s telling everybody, ‘I don’t care what you think about me or my campaign manager who’s been accused of man-handling a reporter, he’s right here with me’ and he gives him a shout out,” said Dana Perino, who had previously served as George W. Bush’s press secretary.
And Tucker Carlson — yes, Tucker Carlson — was also shocked.
“No one has seen anything like this, I mean no one alive today has ever seen a candidate like Donald Trump. He’s just an animal. He’s just completely unleashed,” Carlson said. “Corey Lewandowski, his campaign manager, who is despised by many people in the press, is under criminal investigation, ‘he’s right here next to me!'”
And thus, the tale of Two Trumps rolls on, the man who professes to love women and the candidate who during a nationally televised victory speech parades a staffer who’s been accused of assaulting a woman.
UPDATE: The Trump campaign barred a reporter from covering his speech on Tuesday for reporting more on Lewandowski’s misogyny: