In what would be a yuuuge news day in the war on Trump a major endorsement was followed by a major announcement. As has been heralded by the media since early last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has formally thrown his backing behind delegate skimmer Ted Cruz. The Walker nod comes a week prior to the Wisconsin primary and what the GOPe is hoping will be their firewall between Trump and the nomination. The cheesehead mafia (Walker-Priebus-Ryan) has been sizing the Donald up for cement shoes and Walker and Ryan’s political machines will be whirring into action on Cruz’s behalf to gut Trump like a deer next Tuesday.

But more importantly – at least from a media attack standpoint – is the news that Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been formally charged over a dust-up with Michelle Fields, a former reporter for the conservative website Breitbart News. The incident has been played up for maximum shock value by the mercenary press as well as bipartisan enemies of Trump as though Lewandowski beat the living crap out of her when in actuality she was barely touched. The entire thing reeks of exploitation and marks what is going to be a savage eight day campaign of unrelenting vilification of Trump before the polls close in the Badger State.

As reported by Reuters “Trump’s campaign manager faces misdemeanor battery charge”:

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery in Florida on Tuesday, the latest chapter in a raucous White House race marked by threats, insults and physical confrontations.

Police in Jupiter, Florida, charged Lewandowski, 42, with intentionally grabbing and bruising the arm of Michelle Fields, then a reporter for the conservative news outlet Breitbart, when she tried to question Trump at a campaign event on March 8.

“Mr. Lewandowski is absolutely innocent of this charge,” Trump’s campaign said in a statement. “He will enter a plea of not guilty and looks forward to his day in court. He is completely confident that he will be exonerated.”

Police released a video of the incident showing Fields walking alongside Trump and trying to question him. Lewandowski is seen grabbing her arm and pulling her backward. Previous videos of the incident had been obscured by people in the crowd.

At the time, Lewandowski called Fields “delusional” and said he never touched her.

Campaign rallies for Trump, the billionaire businessman who leads the race to become the Republican candidate in the Nov. 8 presidential election, are tumultuous at times and have been marked by occasional clashes between protesters and supporters or security personnel.

His pugnacious campaign style, which includes personal insults directed at rivals and scathing criticism of protesters, has been criticized for encouraging physical altercations at his rallies.

The real estate mogul leads rivals Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, and Ohio Governor John Kasich in opinion polls and in the number of delegates to the nominating convention, despite a concerted effort to stop him by a Republican establishment worried he will lead the party to defeat in November.

Cruz picked up the endorsement on Tuesday of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ahead of the state’s primary next week. Walker, who dropped out of the presidential race last year, called Cruz a principled constitutional conservative.

“I’m all in,” Walker said in a radio interview on WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, adding he was not endorsing Cruz in an attempt to stop Trump.

Surrogates for Senator Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich immediately pounced on the news about Lewandowski followed by the candidates, Cruz was particularly vitriolic for another reason. The Cruz campaign in particular has to be overjoyed as this should do the trick of burying the ugly National Enquirer adultery story once and for all. Both candidates are sticking to the script in continuing to paint Trump as an instigator of political violence along the lines of Hitler despite the overblown nature of the Lewandowski incident. It fits nicely into the war on women narrative that the Democrats pulled out of their asses in order to generate an emotional appeal towards female voters but despite being the targets of the smear, many Republicans liked it so much that they have stolen it for themselves to use against Trump. It will be poetic justice when Queen Hillary steals it back and uses it to club them like baby seals after the convention has produced an officially approved nominee.

Meanwhile Team Clinton propagandist and George Soros financed dirty trickster David Brock has called on Trump to fire Lewandowski – it’s even money that establishment Republicans will soon be parroting him.