Donald Trump Praised Congressman Who Physically Assaulted Reporter
Type: Condones ViolenceOct 18 2018 Severity: Targeted: The Media
Donald Trump heaped praised on Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Montana Congressman who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after he physically assaulted a reporter who asked him a question. Trump said that "any guy that can do a body slam" is his "kind of guy."
Quote | The Congressman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault over the attack.
“Any guy that can do a body slam — he’s my kind of guy. He’s a great guy, tough cookie."
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