During his Thursday night Montana rally, President Donald Trump praised Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter— even while we are in the midst of unanswered question about missing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
While talking to CNN’s Don Lemon, Jim Acosta explained how Trump’s rallies only evoke fear. He detailed that he saw a Trump supporter doing wrestling moves in the crowd while Trump continued his attack on reporters.
“Not just once but twice tonight the president is making jokes about assaulting reporters while the whole world is demanding answers about the murder of a journalist who died in the most gruesome and vicious way possible,” Acosta said.
Adding, “When the president made that joke about Greg Gianforte assaulting Ben Jacobs, I looked over to the crowd [and saw] one Trump supporter doing pro-wrestling moves, doing body slam type gestures in the crowd. So, the crowd was obviously eating this stuff up.”
Here’s the video of Trump on Greg Gianforte body slamming Ben Jacobs: “Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of guy.” pic.twitter.com/8tWxLXE6Jx
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 19, 2018
“People wonder whether or not there’s a cause and effect —whether or not the president’s rhetoric plants seeds of violence in his own supporters. I think it’s pretty evident,” he said.
Watch the clip below via CNN.
Mississippi sheriff busted for complaining Hispanic lawmaker is ‘worse than a black person’
On Friday, the Atlanta Black Star reported that Jim Johnson, the sheriff of Lee County, Mississippi, made a racist comment about Hispanic GOP state Rep. Shane Aguirre while complaining about his opposition to the construction of a new county jail outside Tupelo.
Aguirre, Johnson told white Lee County Supervisor Phil Morgan in a 2017 text message first released Tuesday by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, was "worse than a black person."
Another blue wave? This expert says is just might happen
In July 2018, the most widely respected analysts were decidedly uncertain whether the Democrats could retake the House. On July 6, Cook Political Report, for example, listed 180 seats as "solid" for Democrats, with 12 likely/lean and 3 "toss-up or worse." If the Democrats won all of those and the 22 GOP-held seats described as "toss-ups" — they'd still be one seat short of a majority, at 217.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Log Cabin Republican burned to the ground on live TV for ‘idiotic’ op-ed defending Trump on LGBTQ issues
On Saturday's edition of "AM Joy," former Senate aide Jimmy Williams clashed with Log Cabin Republicans spokesman Charles Moran over his Washington Post op-ed hailing President Donald Trump for supposedly taking "bold actions that benefit the LGBTQ community."
"Since Trump became president, he's done, established, promulgated rules, or met with virulently homophobic leaders in the White House 123 times. Not 100 times, not 23 times, 123 times," said Williams. "In fact, yesterday, the Trump Department of Justice sent an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States saying transgendered Americans don't have the right to not be discriminated against in the workplace. They did that yesterday! I am glad President Trump is trying to decriminalize gender hate in the United States. I cannot go and adopt a child in South Carolina, where I currently am as we speak, because the president of the United States granted a waiver to South Carolina back in January of this year saying that adoption agencies in the state can say no to gay people trying to adopt."