Donald Trump's campaign manager declined Sunday to apologize to Michelle Fields, a journalist he grabbed by the arm in March and later called "delusional" over her account of the incident.
Corey Lewandowksi, the campaign manager, said the idea of apologizing to Fields was "unrealistic" because he did not remember speaking to or interacting with her.
"I'd be happy to have a conversation with her," Lewandowski said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." "But to apologize to someone I've never spoken to and candidly don't remember having any interaction with, I think, is something that is a little unrealistic right now."
"The whole incident lasted less than three seconds, and it was me moving from one location to another location. I would have remembered if I tried to violently throw someone to the ground or if there was an incident which would have been memorable, and there wasn't," Lewandowski said.
The Trump campaign originally denied that Lewandowski touched Fields, a claim that was disproved by video footage. Lewandowski was charged with battery in Palm Beach County, but prosecutor Dave Aronberg announced this week that he will not move forward with the case.
“While the evidence in this case is legally sufficient for the police to charge Mr. Lewandowski, it is not strong enough to meet the burden of a reasonable likelihood of a conviction,” Aronberg said at a news conference.
The incident has prompted criticism of the Trump campaign. Fields has said that she might sue Trump and Lewandowski for defamation.
"For those asking, office of prosecutor asked 2 weeks ago if I'd be ok with an apology from Corey," Fields tweeted Wednesday. "I said ya but haven't heard back about it."
Lewandowski said Sunday that he reached out to Fields on March 8 and that his phone records prove it. Fields said it's not true. "I never heard from Corey," she tweeted Friday.
"I do think this should not have been such a huge story," Fields said Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources."
"The reason why this is such a huge story is that Corey lied; Donald Trump lied. They defamed me, and they went on this huge smear campaign against me, and it sheds light on the character of the campaign."