Trump Praises Rep. Greg Gianforte For Assaulting Reporter, Mob Cheers Violence

President Donald Trump praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana for assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs during a rally in Missoula, Montana  (more video below):

Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy!

CNN reporter Jim Acosta noted the crowd cheered Trump’s violent rhetoric:

When the president made that joke about Greg Gianforte assaulting Ben Jacobs, I looked over to the crowd [and saw] one Trump supporter doing pro-wrestling moves, doing body slam type gestures in the crowd. So, the crowd was obviously eating this stuff up.

People wonder whether or not there’s a cause and effect —whether or not the president’s rhetoric plants seeds of violence in his own supporters. I think it’s pretty evident.

(Sources: Kyle Griffin/Twitter, CNN via YouTube)

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