Remember Michelle Fields? Since her fifteen minutes of fame ended long ago, probably not.
In case your memory needs a jogging, she’s the reporter who claimed that Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaulted her at a campaign event. After a firestorm of media coverage, the evidence came out that the “assault” amounted to Fields being gently brushed aside. You can watch it for yourself.
The controversy coincided with the fact that she had a book that would be released shortly. It’s out now – and her reputation as a hoaxer hasn’t left her. As part of her book tour she was interviewed by Steve Malzberg… and it gets brutal fast.
After Malzberg asks Fields what she thinks about Lewandowski recently being fired by Trump, she stated that she doesn’t see pleasure in anyone losing their income. That prompted the following back and forth:
Steve Malzberg: Let me ask you this. You don’t want to see him lose his job or his income yet you tried to put him in jail for grabbing your arm?
Michelle Fields: No, I didn’t try to put him in jail. Well, the reason I went to the police was because there was a lot of misinformation. And the Trump campaign, of course, was denying that it happened. Corey said I was delusional. That he never touched my arm. There were conspiracies that there were no bruises that the whole thing was just a big hoax (it was). So the reason I went to police was to get someone who was an outsider who was objective to look at the information and kind of get the videos of what happened. Get the pictures of my arm. And when I spoke to the prosecutor I said, “Look I don’t want to go to court. All I want is an apology.” We agreed to that beforehand…
Malzberg:Wait, wait wait… The prosecutor conducted an investigation with the preconceived condition that there would be no court case? That the prosecutor would aim to get you an apology? That’s what you’re telling me?
Fields: Yeah, that’s not news. That is something I had spoken about before during the whole…
Steve Malzberg: I know you wanted an apology. But why would a prosecutor pay taxpayer’s money? What you’re saying is if a wife is beaten by her husband she doesn’t press charges I don’t think that she can say ‘Hey, go ahead with the investigation. I don’t want want anything to happen to him. I don’t want to go to court, but I want him to apologize.’ I don’t think it works that way. So who is the prosecutor that agreed to this?
Malzberg then put a quote from Field’s book up on the screen:
….to which Fields claimed wasn’t part of her book.
Apparently she must’ve hired a ghostwriter and never bothered to read her own book, as the quote is from the mere introduction of the book. You don’t have to do more than look at the preview on Amazon to find it.
You can watch the train-wreck below:
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