"He all but pushed me into a wall": Reporter says Ted Cruz's security officer roughed her up; campaign quickly apologizes

Emma Dumain tweeted that a security officer "grabbed my purse to keep me from interviewing" Cruz

Published March 21, 2016 7:33PM (EDT)

Ted Cruz   (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)
Ted Cruz (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)

Emma Dumain, a political reporter for a Charleston newspaper, tweeted Monday that she was being roughed up by a member of Ted Cruz's security staff, who "all but pushed me into a wall," not realizing Dumain was a member of the press.

After the incident, the campaign was quick to perform damage control, bringing the officer out to personally clear the air.

Such manhandling of reporters (as well as protesters) is not uncommon at Trump rallies, but relatively unheard of on the Cruz campaign trail. Dumain clarified that her experience was "not at all like what has been reported out of Trump rallies," adding, "I still don't think I should have been treated like that."

Trump and his goons have a lot to learn from the crisis-averting strategies of Ted Cruz, who personally apologized and gave an interview to Dumain, who works for The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston.

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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