President Donald Trump urged supporters to vote for Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte on Thursday, recalling a story of him body-slamming a reporter.
Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault after he shoved a reporter to the ground during his campaign.
The president reminded his supporters of the incident during his rally in Montana on Thursday.
Trump said that Gianforte had “nothing to be embarrassed about,” imitating the action of slamming someone to the ground.
He recalled hearing the story when he was overseas and admitted that at first, he worried that Gianforte might lose the election.