Montana Congressman body-slams reporter is praised by Trump

The Randy Tobler Show
October 20, 2018 - 7:31 am

President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a “tough cookie” and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.

At a campaign rally in Missoula, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for an attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The attack came a day before Gianforte won a 2017 special election to serve the remaining 18 months in the House term vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.