Trump: Fields would have pressed charges even if Lewandowski apologized ‘because I think she likes it’

On NBC’s Today, hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie asked Trump to explain his stalwart defense of his campaign manager. Lauer at one point resignedly asked if this whole thing would be moot if Lewandowski had apologized in the first place.

“I actually don’t think so,” Trump said. “I think she would have pressed charges anyway because I think she likes it. That’s my opinion. Maybe I’m wrong. If he called up, if he said he’s sorry, I think she would have used that against him … Certainly, if that could have happened, he would have done that, and I wasn’t involved in that … I don’t think anything would have happened. I think we’d be in the wrong place.”

He added an apology would have given her “a little bit better evidence.”

“Why don’t we say we’ll agree to disagree on this, Mr. Trump,” Lauer said.

“Well I don’t think you can disagree, Matt, because the evidence is the evidence, and most people would disagree with you,” Trump said.