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The Trump campaign continued gaslighting Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields on Thursday, who has accused campaign manager Corey Lewandowski of grabbing her so hard she was left bruised. “Perhaps she made the story up,” Trump told CNN’s Dylan Byers. “I think that’s what happened.”

Fields says that Lewandowski pulled her away from Trump when she tried to ask him a question about affirmative action on Tuesday. Her account is corroborated by Washington Post reporter Ben Terris.

Despite overwhelming evidence that what Fields said happened did in fact happen—and setting aside the fact that Fields works for a publication that is remarkably friendly to Trump, and therefore has even less reason to lie about something like this than someone normally would—the Trump campaign has quintupled-down on its version of events.

And all of this after Donald Trump’s most “civil” debate so far.

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