Scalise: Trump Miming Congressman’s Assault Was ‘Clearly A Joke’

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill, November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
October 19, 2018 3:05 pm

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) came to President Donald Trump’s defense Friday, saying that the President’s miming Rep. Greg Gianforte’s (R-MT) assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs to laughter at a campaign rally was “clearly a joke.”

At the rally, Trump praised Gianforte, calling him “my guy,” despite the fact that the congressman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges after the attack.

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