Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana

Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter during his campaign last May, saying "any guy who can do a body slam. he's my guy" and made a gesture mimicking a body slam.

Speaking to a Missoula event, Trump showered GOP Rep. Greg Gianforte with praise and recalled the candidate assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs past year for trying to ask a question.

He was sentenced to a 180-day deferred sentence, 40 hours of community service, 20 hours of anger management and a US$300 fine.

Mr Gianforte initially misled investigators about what had happened, falsely claiming that Jacobs had grabbed him by the wrist and pulled both of them to the floor, according to documents released under a court order following requests from news agencies. "Never", Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana.

The president reminded his supporters of the incident during his rally in Montana on Thursday.

"And then I said, well, wait a minute".

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This is the first time as president that Trump has openly and directly praised a violent act against a journalist on American soil, although he commonly attacks what he calls the "fake news" media, such as CNN and NBC.

Gianforte won by a six-point margin in 2017, but still faces re-election this year.

His remarks praising Mr Gianforte come amid an global furore over the apparent assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who allegedly had his fingers cut off and was decapitated inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

The Guardian US editor John Mulholland took aim at Trump's remarks.

Khashoggi is a Saudi native and legal U.S. resident who lived in Virginia. Saudi officials have denied his disappearance was a result of foul-play on their part. "We hope decent people will denounce these comments and that the President will see fit to apologize for them".

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