Trump celebrated Rep. Greg Gianforte’s (R-Mont.) May 2017 attack on Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs during a rally in Missoula, Montana, on Thursday.
“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy,” Trump told the crowd.
Following the 2017 attack, Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault.
Trump’s quip was immediately condemned on Twitter, with many commenters noting how it came amid tensions rising over the disappearance of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi:
He’s gradually and surely eroding America’s role as a global police man on Human Rights and democracy.
How do you start lecturing Third World countries on media freedom when a sitting president is leading the attacks on journalists? When their closest ally in the Middle East has just butchered a journalist in foreign soil.
Trumpism might win at the moment but the damage to America is irreparable in the near future.
I think he revels in the attention he can get by being the anti-christ. Have you noticed that NOBODY has EVER praised him for anything but his over-blown ego?
You have to get a kick when he does crap like this. It reminds me of the midget in HS who used to run his mouth coz his bigger brother was a bully. Once the bro finished HS…oh God! I think he’s still running
These are just foolish bullies. Hapo hakuna journalists. Journalism ilikufa zamani. Siku hizi ni well paid, well oiled, good looking, biased snakes.
Nao anchor ni slay queen wauaji… there I said it. With mercenaries called Jowie… Jowie dearest… Jowie baby kill for me darlin…
Wengine ni homewreckers in chief. Na Brown envelope types.
Mimi niko nyuma ya Trump 101%.
Kama ile nugu karibu igonge Margaret kichwa ile siku walikuwa white house. Ati demanding answers. Shouting ni kama ako kwa nyumba yake. Zero respect.
The American media or media in general wamemea pembe sana. They’ve become an untouchable institution. Even demanding ati it is morally wrong to vote for a particular candidate… as who? Ati they decide for the people…
Actually Trump is making America loveable. @Mathaais ; Maybe you should tell us of a time when sitting presidents were not leading attacks on Journalists? When their closest ally in the middle east was NOT butchering people in foreign lands? Fakes News people are angry because they can no longer sell nonsense to us.
That was one example, Trumps policies on trade have led to major fallouts with previously esteemed partners like Canada.
His stupid and ill informed pullout from a global environmental treaty led to the French president Macron threatening to take over leadership on world matters since the US no longer had the moral authority.
France, Germany and Britain have already put on hold any political programmes (whatever that means) with Saudi Arabia till this Khashoggi affair is conclusively dealt with.
Did they wait for Trump’s approval?
Ngojeeni 2032 mtapata another liberal with manners. Sisi watu wa Trump hatutaki watu wa good manners and silly speeches about change na usiku mjamaa analipua waarabu na drones na ma arab spring dunia mzima… ati change we can believe in.
More people died during Obama’s rule than even under crazy George Bush. Shiet unawasha TV… Egypt, Libya, Allepo, Iraq, Palestine… ni bombs tu kila mahali.