Clinton accused Trump of inciting violence at his campaign events.
“What Donald Trump has been doing over these last months is inciting violent behavior, aggressive behavior, that I think is very dangerous and has resulted in attacks on people at his events,” Clinton said. “And including this charge that was now brought against his campaign manager.”
Lewandowski was charged today with one count of simple battery. Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields said Lewandowski grabbed her during a March 8 incident at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida.
Clinton would not specifically comment on the ongoing investigation or whether she would fire her own staff if they were involved in a similar situation.
“Ultimately the responsibility is with Mr. Trump,” said Clinton. “I think that the charge has been made and people deserve to have their cases heard but I’m making the larger point that the entire campaign that he has been running has played to our worst instincts, has set people against each other, and I don’t think that has any place in presidential politics or any politics."
She concluded by commending Fields, saying she “deserves a lot of credit” for stepping forward with her story.