Oct 18, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump praises Montana Republican who assaulted reporter

Speaking at a Montana campaign rally for GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte Thursday evening, President Trump told the crowd: "Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type! ... I shouldn’t say that. You know, that’s nothing to be embarrassed about."

Flashback: Trump was referring to an incident last year in which Gianforte body slammed reporter Ben Jacobs and broke his glasses the night before Montana's election. Records later showed that Gianforte falsely told the police that Jacobs initiated physical contact with him.

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