Trump praises candidate who body-slammed reporter

Donald Trump's praise for Congressman Greg Gianforte's physical assault on a reporter stole the show at a rally in Montana on Thursday night.
0:58 | 10/19/18

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President trump is under fire for making light of an attack on a reporter his comments coming amid global outrage over the apparent killing of Saudi journalist Jamal can show the during last night's campaign rally the president praised a Montana congressman for assaulting a reporter last year that attack made national headlines. Andy I had to do a body slam. Might. But I had heard that he body slammed the reporter. He was going up and as like the date of the election are just before. And it's this is terrible he's gonna lose elections is that what it meant it I know Montana pretty well. Think it might help them out at the. The congressman has since apologized to the reporter pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to community service. The guardian newspaper where that reporter works fired back overnight saying. We hope decent people will denounce these comments and that the president will see fit to apologize for.

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