The president’s comments were criticized as “shocking and chilling.”
This was a crime. Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for that body slam of a reporter. Sentenced to community service, treatment for anger management and fined. https://t.co/jGjmK24eZZ
— Steve Thomma (@stevethomma) October 19, 2018
Yeah the Dems are the party of violence.
Trump just applauded an assault on a reporter.
Shocked. I’m just shocked. https://t.co/ynU7FlWXZM
— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) October 19, 2018
Trump is a psychopath. With a lot of followers. At Montana rally, Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter. https://t.co/8ko5oSJgT4
— Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) October 19, 2018
Trump praises the violent assault of a reporter.
His supporters cheer…
Horrific. He's declared open season on all journalists. pic.twitter.com/tXZ6sRoob0
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) October 19, 2018
— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) October 19, 2018
This is shocking and chilling, especially in light of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Trump has praised Congressman Greg Gianforte for his violent assault on a Guardian reporter: https://t.co/k6KcqTW11d
— Katharine Viner (@KathViner) October 19, 2018
Ready for this? Trump just hit a new low. While at his #MAGAmob rally tonight he praised GOP Rep Gianforte’s body slam of a journalist. He’s applauding the assault of a journalist. WaPo journalist Jamal Khashoggi was just assassinated. He’s giving a thumbs up to Saudi Arabia.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 19, 2018
Amazing, after calling Dems the party of mobs and violence, Trump is now praising and complimenting Greg Gianforte for "body slamming" @Bencjacobs
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 19, 2018
The US has slipped two years ago and is in free fall – #Trump now praises a physical assault against a US @guardian reporter, possibly instigating madmen and rulers around the world to do the same and worse. Black day for the free press. #endarkenment https://t.co/2kPoMTQIeT
— Christian Schwägerl (@chrschwaegerl) October 19, 2018
Trump has praised Congress member from Montana who violently attacked a reporter as “my guy”. Is it any wonder he defends #Saudi regime which is suspected of killing journalist #JamalKhashoggi? Remember he has described media as “enemies of the people” https://t.co/okAFQgAma6
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) October 19, 2018
And Gianforte and his staff lied about the incident to smear Ben. Only reason Gianforte got caught is because there was a tape. Nothing tough about jumping a reporter for asking you a substantive question. Just unhinged. https://t.co/nM4gvSNgnh
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) October 19, 2018
Trump going on riff about Greg Gianforte's assault of a reporter: "Don’t wrestle him. Any guy who can do a body slam is my kind of guy."
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) October 19, 2018