Earlier today, Donald Trump tweeted out several photos of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields in the seconds before she was manhandled by his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. In the tweet, Trump appeared dismayed and confused at the mystery object in Fields’ hand. There’s just one problem with Trump’s account: He not only knows what the device is—he has used one on multiple occasions.
The tweet above was part of Trump’s tirade against Lewandowski’s battery charges. But Donald should have thought twice before feigning ignorance at what is very explicitly a pen in the reporter’s lightly grazing hand. Because as the below photographs show, Donald Trump is very well acquainted with the popular writing utensil.
Here, for instance—what’s that in Donald Trump’s hand?
Let’s take a closer look.
It’s a pen.
And in this one. It couldn’t possibly be...
Except that, yes, it is.
And most egregious of all, what is Donald Trump doing to this poor woman?
Donald Trump is drawing on this woman with a pen.
Why did Trump so misrepresent his understanding of pens? Are those actually pens in Donald Trump’s hands? Do pens even exist?
At publication time, the Trump campaign has yet to respond to multiple requests for comment.