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Midterm Elections / Trump & Gianforte / Jacobs Interview / A Discussion #1131277

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at what President Trump said about Representative Greg Gianforte, who last year assaulted a reporter, Ben Jacobs, about a campaign question, introduced; audio played of the exchange between Gianforte & Jacobs. [Yesterday, TRUMP - backs a guy who can do a body slam: that Greg is a great guy in Montana; states the Democrats are an angry mob bent on destruction.] The death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey while Trump was lauding Gianforte's violence against a reporter outlined.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's "The Guardian" reporter Ben Jacobs, who had been attacked by Gianforte. [JACOBS - offers views on Trump's mocking of him last night, how he lied about the unprovoked attack, on what Trump said about body slamming reporters.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers & Trump supporter Steve Cortes about Trump's comments. [CORTES - offers views on what Trump said about a body slam on a reporter: "refreshing authenticity," adds that violence is wrong, but Trump is just being clever.] [POWERS - offers views on the timing of the comment that is unusual behavior: to clap for an assault on a reporter.]

Cooper, Anderson

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