President Trump praises congressman for body-slamming reporter last year

President Trump praises congressman for body-slamming reporter last year
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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, saying he thinks it might have helped the lawmaker win election in Montana.

At a campaign rally in Montana on Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault. Trump said: “Any guy that can do a body slam — he’s my kind of guy.” The comments come amid an international furor over the apparent assassination of a journalist who was allegedly dismembered.

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