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Trump joked about a Montana politician body-slamming a reporter as the world waits to hear about the fate of Jamal Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte and called him "my guy" for body slamming a journalist in 2017.
"And by the way, never wrestle him, you understand that? Never," Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana. "Any guy that can do a body slam, he's my guy."
Gianforte was captured on an audio recording physically assaulting Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper. "Greg Gianforte just body slammed me and broke my glasses," Jacobs tweeted shortly after the incident.
The encounter did little to hinder Gianforte in the Montana special election that...
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Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

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‘My Kind of Guy.' President Trump Praises Montana Congressman Who Assaulted a Reporter

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President Donald Trump defended Republican Greg Gianforte at a rally in Montana on Thursday, after the congressman pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter last year.
“Any guy that can do a body slam - he's my kind of guy,” Trump said at the campaign rally, according to the Associated Press. Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after an altercation with Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
Jacobs alleged that Gianforte “ body slammed ” him in response to a question about healthcare, breaking his glasses. The confrontation occurred in May 2017, one day before Gianforte won a special...
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Trump on Gianforte: ‘Any guy who can do a body slam is my kind of guy'

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President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Rep. Greg Gianforte's body slamming a reporter in 2017, saying that anyone who did such a thing was “my kind of guy.” “Never wrestle him, you understand that?” Trump said of the Montana Republican, eliciting loud cheers during a political rally in Missoula, Mont. “Any guy who can do a body slam is my kind of guy.” “I was in Rome with a lot of the leaders from other countries talking about all sorts of things and I heard about it, and we endorsed Greg very early, but I heard that he had body slammed a reporter,” Trump continued, speaking about the...
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Trump Says Montana Congressman Who Pleaded Guilty to Physically Assaulting a Reporter Is “My Kind of Guy”

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During a campaign stop in Missoula, Montana Thursday evening, President Trump praised Rep. Greg Gianforte, the state's lone representative in the House, for assaulting a reporter on the eve of the May 2017 special election that put him into office. The Republican was charged with misdemeanor assault on Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, who was pressing the wealthy tech entrepreneur about the Republicans' health care bill. Gianforte was in a surprisingly close statewide race at the time with Democratic folk singer Rob Quist and lied in the immediate aftermath, saying Jacobs had been...
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At Montana rally, Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter

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Remark on Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to attacking a Guardian reporter, drew cheers from the crowd.
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‘He's My Kind Of Guy': Trump Celebrates Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter

‘He's My Kind Of Guy': Trump Celebrates Congressman Who Body-Slammed Reporter

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“He's a great guy, a tough cookie,” the president said of GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte.
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Trump praises Montana congressman who assaulted reporter: 'Never wrestle him'

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"Any guy who can do a body slam, that's my guy," Trump said of Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte.
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