Got a minute? President backs Montana candidate who attacked Guardian reporter … Gianforte apologizes … Kushner to cooperate with FBI … Hillary plays Nixon card … and everything else in politics. By Paul Owen

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Donald Trump broke off from his world tour to praise the victory in Montana of Greg Gianforte, who assaulted Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs the day before his election.

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanour assault

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The GOP now has to decide whether to embrace, accommodate or ostracise a man who made himself the personification of Trump’s media-baiting, violence-inciting campaign rhetoric, writes David Smith.

‘Moral test for the Republican party’

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