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Source: The Guradian

Trump was 'playful' in praising assault on Guardian reporter, Ben Sasse says

Today 11:45 GMT

Donald Trump was being “playful” when he praised a Montana congressman who assaulted a Guardian reporter, said a Republican senator whose new book sets out to “heal” America’s glaring political divide.

She added: “The world’s press would welcome a clear statement from the US government that it remains committed to the rights of journalists everywhere to do their work without fear of violence or repression.”

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Source: Global News

Trump praises Republican congressman for body slamming journalist

Friday 20:01 GMT

Greg Gianforte apologizes to journalist for ‘body slamming’ him before election. At the rally, which took place in Montana, Trump said: “Any guy who can do a body slam, he’s my guy,” while mimicking the physical motion of a body slam.

Trump says ‘it certainly looks’ like Khashoggi is dead, warns of ‘severe’ consequences. This is the first time as president that Trump has openly and directly praised a violent act against a journalist on American soil, although he commonly attacks what he calls the “fake news” media, such as CNN and NBC.

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Source: CBS News

Trump to speak in Nevada in his third consecutive day of rallies -- live stream

Sunday 17:14 GMT

President Trump is in Elko, Nevada, Saturday to rally for Sen. Dean Heller and other Republican candidates in the state.

What: President Trump "Make America Great Again" rally Where: Mountain West Aviation, Elko, Nevada When: October 20, 2 p.m. ET How to watch: On CBSN, featured in the live player above. Heller and Rosen met at their first and only debate on Friday, where the two traded barbs and interrupted each other often.

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Source: Washington Post

At Montana rally, Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter

Saturday 02:26 GMT

President Trump on Thursday openly praised Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) for assaulting a reporter in his bid for Congress last year, as the United States faced an unfolding crisis over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi who is believed to have been killed by Saudi Arabian agents.

The remarks from Trump at a campaign rally — staged at an airport hangar here with a mountainous backdrop — drew boisterous cheers from the conservative crowd, who applauded as Trump noted of Gianforte: “By the way, never wrestle him.”

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Source: Fox News

White House Correspondents' Association condemns Trump’s rhetoric toward journalists

Saturday 20:00 GMT

The White House Correspondents' Association condemned remarks that President Trump made on Thursday night, when he joked about violence against members of the media.

While Trump appeared to be making light of the situation, the White House Correspondents' Association didn’t find his act funny. “All Americans should recoil from the president's praise for a violent assault on a reporter doing his Constitutionally protected job.

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Source: The Guradian

UK joins chorus of disapproval after Trump praises assault on Guardian reporter

Saturday 15:25 GMT

The British government has joined press freedom advocates and journalists in expressing dismay and disgust with Donald Trump’s remarks at a rally, where he praised the unprovoked assault on a Guardian US journalist by the state’s congressman, Greg Gianforte.

“Tonight [Trump] celebrates an assault on a reporter in Montana at the same time as his Administration tries to minimize the murder of a reporter in Turkey. His words matter, and they reveal his character,” said the New Yorker and CNN contributor Jeffrey Toobin.

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Source: ABC News

At Montana rally, Trump praises candidate who body-slammed reporter

Saturday 04:14 GMT

Donald Trump kicked off a western tour in Montana on Thursday ostensibly to support Matt Rosendale as he attempts to unseat Sen. Jon Tester, but it was his praise for House Greg Gianforte's physical assault on a reporter that stole the show.

Trump came to Montana on the attack against Tester, a two-term Democratic senator, who is in a close race against Matt Rosendale, the current state auditor.

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Source: The Week

Trump is glorifying violence against journalists. This is a national disgrace.

Saturday 09:55 GMT

Two things seem ever-more certain as Donald Trump's presidency continues: First, Trump's anti-media rhetoric is going to get a journalist killed, or at least badly injured.

Journalists will be the ones to scream loudest about Trump's latest comments, and maybe that's the point: By baiting the media, Trump invites the kind of criticism that lets him turn to his supporters and say, "The media is so unfair.

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Source: Washington Post

In Tester vs. Rosendale, Montanans are voting on land and independence

Friday 21:52 GMT

They’ve seen land bought up by out-of-state investors who ban people from hunting and fishing on their land, a departure from state tradition.

The town in the state’s far east is home to Matt Rosendale, the Republican who’s trying to deny Democratic Sen. Jon Tester a third term and who will be in Missoula, a college town across the state from Glendive, for a rally with President Trump on Thursday night.


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