Michelle Fields has accepted a position covering Donald Trump for the Huffington Post after splitting with Breitbart when the company failed to defend her claims that Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski assaulted her during a rally.
The conservative reporter joins a news organization that once refused to cover Trump in its political section, and now adds an Anti-Trump disclaimer to all stories about the presumptive GOP nominee
“After the tumultuous events of the last few months, I am ready to get back to writing and reporting on what is without question the most bizarrely fascinating presidential race of my lifetime (and, perhaps, any lifetime),” Fields said in a statement on Sunday night.
Fields will start at HuffPost today, but between her past situation with the campaign and her current employer’s history with Trump, she shouldn’t expect any special access to Trump.
“None of us get credentialed,” HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim told CNN. “I assume that’ll be the case for her.”
Lewandowski, the Trump campaign manager who Fields said attacked her at a Florida rally, was not be prosecuted for the alleged incident.
“I do not believe Breitbart News has adequately stood by me during the events of the past week and because of that I believe it is now best for us to part ways,” Fields said at the time before leaving her gig at the conservative news organization.
Fields claimed Lewandowski caused bruises on her arm when he grabbed her and pulled her away from Trump at an event in Jupiter, Florida. Trump defended Lewandowski throughout the alleged incident.