Key Words: Trump praises Montana congressman who assaulted reporter

Amid a global outcry over the apparent murder of a journalist by the Saudi government, President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a reporter last year.

“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy.”

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“He’s a great guy, a tough cookie,” Trump said Thursday night of Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte. “I had heard that he body-slammed a reporter … and he was way up, and I said, ‘Oh, this is terrible, he’s going to lose the election.’ Then I said, ‘I know Montana pretty well,’ and I said I think it might help him.

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