Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

President Trump slams Democrat Sen. Jon Tester for hypocrisy in DC

President Trump slams Democrat Sen. Jon Tester for hypocrisy in DC

President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for assaulting a reporter who asked him a question on the eve of a special election a year ago.

"Never wrestle him. Never". The judge called Gianforte's actions "totally unacceptable" but gave him a six-month deferred sentence. Trump said. "He's a great guy". Given that Trump's under fire for his reaction to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, you'd think he might take it easy on the "violence against reporters" angle.

"This will be an election of (Justice Brett) Kavanaugh, the caravan, law and order and common sense", Trump said.

Mr. Trump was introduced by U.S.

Representative Greg Gianforte, who made brief remarks at the rally with Trump, was ordered to perform community service as part of his sentence for attacking Ben Jacobs, a correspondent for Britain's Guardian newspaper, on May 24, 2017, the day before a special election to fill Montana's sole congressional seat.

Saudi Arabia preparing to admit Khashoggi was killed
But it has rapidly become a vehicle for those firms to express their concerns over Khashoggi's disappearance. Trump also seemed to offer another theory for a crime allegedly carried out at the Saudi diplomatic post .

"And then I said, well, wait a minute".

Mr Gianforte, who attended the rally with the President, is up for re-election in November and faces former state legislator Kathleen Williams.

Trump's remarks come as new evidence supporting the theory that the US-based Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was brutally killed in a Saudi Consulate in Turkey.

His remarks praising Mr Gianforte come amid an global furore over the apparent assassination of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who allegedly had his fingers cut off and was decapitated inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago.

In a statement, the Guardian's US editor John Mulholland said he hoped the president would apologise for his comments, adding: "To celebrate an attack on a journalist who was simply doing his job is an attack on the first amendment [of the US Constitution] by someone who has taken an oath to defend it".

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