On the same night Trump accused Democrats of being part of a mob, he told jokes about assaulting reporters. https://t.co/9zY0aYPbtB— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 19, 2018
The disturbing part of Trump’s jokes about Gianforte was the effect on the crowd. I saw one young man in the crowd making body slam gestures. He looked at me and ran his thumb across his throat. I talked to him after the rally was over. He couldn’t stop laughing.— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 19, 2018
To accuse others of your own bad acts is straight from the authoritarian handbook. Trump has been stoking a violent mob mentality for as long as he's been holding rallies.
This is the President of the United States laughing about a criminal assault of a reporter, and it's so soon after he floated his support for the Saudi cover-up of a savage murder of a WaPo reporter. The audience members who cheered are a disgrace.