When Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields was assaulted by Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, Ann Coulter attacked the victim.
In a series of nasty tweets, Coulter likened Fields’ credible and substantiated claims to phony rape hoaxes.
Eyewitnesses weren’t enough for Coulter and other Trump supporters.
Coulter’s initial defense of Lewandowski was tame, suggesting “Video Emerges to Suggest WaPo Reporter Ben Terris Misidentifies Lewandowski in Fields Incident.”
But just two minutes later, Coulter tweeted, “Charles Johnson’s $1,000 award for anyone w/ a video of @Corey causing Michelle Fields to lose her balance is safe.”
The next day, Coulter tweeted, “Smoking gun video of @CLewandowski allegedly assaulting Michelle Fields shows NOTHING. But the headline is damning!”
The day after, Coulter alleged (emphasis added), “it’s beginning to look like Michelle Fields assaulted Trump.” Yes, Coulter falsely accused Fields of assault!
Then Coulter began comparing Fields to phony rape hoaxers, asserting, “In honor of Michelle Fields ESPN just ran a 30 for 30 on the Duke Lacrosse case. Amazing documentary.”
Moreover, Coulter likened Trump to the Duke Lacrosse victims, tweeting, “The lone Duke student who bravely defended falsely-accused Duke students was Stephen Miller, Trump advisor.”
Continuing to bravely defend Trump’s campaign manager (now, why would she do that?), Coulter retweeted, “THRILLED that we finally have smoking gun footage of Lewandowski shanking Fields from ambush and then leaving her to b…”
Now that Lewandowski has been arrested for battery and video clearly confirms Fields’ charges, will Coulter apologize to Fields? To her followers? To anyone?
[For greater insight into the narcissism and hubris possessing both Coulter and Trump, see Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory.]
Update: There is nothing Coulter will not do or say to defend Trump and his people. See “Ann Coulter Was Gang Raped!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dp.
Update: Jonah Goldberg succinctly states the case: “Without rehashing the whole thing again with reference to frame-by-frame analysis best left for the Zapruder film, let me just say I think all of the important and relevant facts are on Fields’s side. There’s audio of her describing what happened immediately after the Corey Lewandowski incident. There are the bruises captured on film. There’s video and there are eye-witness accounts, all of which corroborate the basic story Fields has been telling.”