WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman who body slammed a reporter last year, saying the lawmaker was “my guy.”
Trump, speaking at a rally in Montana, said Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter who asked him a question, was a good guy.
“Greg is smart and by the way never wrestle him,” the president said, motioning as though he was slamming someone to the ground. “Any guy that can do a body slam — he’s my guy.”
He added Gianforte was a “great guy” and a “tough cookie.”