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Breitbart Spokesman Resigns Over Trump Aide Assault: 'This Shit Just Sucks'

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 11/03/2016 Ryan Grim
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Kurt Bardella, who quit as Breitbart's spokesman on Friday over the site's handling of the Michelle Fields assault, says he could no longer go on. "It became untenable for me personally to continue in this situation. If you can't give 100 percent you can't represent your client," Bardella, who also represents country music bands in Nashville, told HuffPost.

"This shit just sucks."

For Bardella, the violence is getting out of hand, and needs to be called out. "There is this escalating pattern of behavior that's only happening at Donald Trump events. It's incredibly dangerous. His rhetoric is unmistakable and it is calculated and it is intentional," he said. Buzzfeed News first reported Bardella's resignation.

Asked why Breitbart seems to be siding with the Trump campaign over its own reporter, Bardella said he wasn't sure. "I think there certainly appears to be conflicting agendas at play here. Your guess is as good as mine," he said.

He also added that Corey Lewandowski had not, as had been previously reported, admitted to the assault. In a text message exchange with Breitbart's Matt Boyle, Bardella said, Lewandowski only said he didn't know Fields was a Breitbart reporter and would look into the situation.

Fields has filed a criminal complaint against Lewandowski. Video has subsequently emerged showing that Lewandowski, despite Breitbart's own protestations to the contrary, did indeed reach out toward Fields and appears to grab her, as even Breitbart is now acknowledging.

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