“They were thinking that this was a good thing because we would get more access to Donald Trump,” Michelle Fields tells Fox News’ Megyn Kelly
Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields took her company to task on Monday night for failing to back her in the dispute with Donald Trump’s campaign.
Following her resignation on Sunday, Fields and former editor Ben Shapiro appeared on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” to discuss their fallout with Breitbart following an incident in which Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewadowski allegedly assaulted Fields as she tried to approach the GOP candidate after a press conference.
“I realized that my company didn’t have my back. I can’t stand for a company didn’t stand for me,” Fields said, telling host Megyn Kelly that Breitbart originally believed her, but reversed course to curry favor with the campaign once they began to dispute her version of the story.
“They were thinking that this was a good thing because we would get more access to Donald Trump,” she claimed.
“The problem for me became absolutely clear on Friday when they tried to undercut their own reporter,” Shapiro continued, adding that Breitbart has become a “de facto Trump Pravda site” in recent months. “If [late founder] Andrew Breitbart were alive today, he would’ve been getting in Corey Lewadowski’s face, in Donald Trump’s face demanding an apology.”
As TheWrap previously reported, Lewandowski is under fire for allegedly yanking Fields out of the way during a Trump campaign event in Florida last Tuesday night. An internal Breitbart investigation concluded on Friday that the assault “could not possibly have happened.”
The site also published a now-deleted post on Monday that tore into Shapiro, referring to him as a “conservative gadfly” who betrayed Breitbart readers with his decision to step down in solidarity with Fields.