Right-wing commentator, conspiracy theorist and Donald Trump–obsessed sycophant Wayne Allyn Root declared on his radio program on Friday that the fact that Montana Republican Greg Gianforte was able to assault a reporter and still be elected to Congress shows why President Trump will never be impeached or defeated when he runs for re-election in 2020.
“All the liberal, unhinged, wackos who think it’s a sure thing that there is a Trump-Russia connection and that Trump will be impeached—whether it’s Russia, or whether it’s obstruction of justice, or whether it’s giving classified information to Russia—they’re wacko,” Root said. “Trump will never be in trouble for any of it. Trump will never be impeached for any of it. Not going to happen.”
Root said that while he did not approve of Gianforte’s action, he understood it because he assumed that Gianforte was simply sick of “being harangued by a liberal nerd” because “nerds can be vicious.”
“I guarantee you this reporter for The Guardian was being vicious and the guy running for Congress in Montana, Gianforte, just had enough of it and finally snapped and just knocked him down and jumped on top of him and then they pulled him away,” Root said. “And so the little wussy ran away crying and called the police.”
Root insisted that Gianforte’s assault on the reporter was “not exactly a world-class fight” because “the guy didn’t have a black eye, he didn’t have broken ribs,” which is not what would happen if Root took on a liberal.
“If you put me in a cage with a real liberal, I will beat the living daylights out of them,” he said. “They’ll have broken ribs and a black eye.”