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Chris Cuomo Dares Greg Gianforte to Body Slam Him If He Can’t Handle His Criticism: ‘I Welcome It’

On Friday night, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo offered Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) a chance at another throw down after President Donald Trump celebrated his body slam of a reporter at a rally this week.

Cuomo began by comparing the crowd roaring to Trump’s praise for Gianforte to Romans who roared “when lions mauled someone in the arena.”

“Why does Trump praise bullies? Time and again, he celebrates punks who go after the little guy,” Cuomo said. “Does it on the world stage with bad guys whom you’re clearly impressed by. And do you it on the rally stage and make no mistake, he wasn’t just getting carried away in the moment.”

The CNN anchor then railed against Gianforte.

“Everything Gianforte did is weak, okay? He attacked someone who wasn’t a threat, was at every disadvantage, Gianforte showed no control, no confidence, no respect for his office or his constituents or for the law. He is weak,” Cuomo told viewers. “And if he doesn’t like it, he can come body slam me as well. I welcome it.”

“Now, Trump was just joking, right? No, he likes what the guy did!” Cuomo continued. “Now what would a leader do? Would he make fun of the victim? No, he’d make fun of Gianforte, embarrass him for what he did. Another goon. Make fun of that! Take him down a peg for his pathetic display. Even better would be to reinforce what really matters, which is the truth, that this guy is the opposite of what we want to be. A leader lifts others up, right? He doesn’t throw a man down. He picks him up. Trump doesn’t get that, but do you know who does? Lebron James.”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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