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When the Answerâs âa Pre-Existing Conditionâ
Greg Gianforte won a special election on Thursday for Montanaâs at-large seat in the House of Representatives, even after he was charged with assaulting a Guardian reporter the day before. The late-night hosts didnât know the results of the election when they taped their shows â but they knew the news would make good comedy.
âThe Republican congressional candidate for a special election in Montana yesterday reportedly body-slammed a journalist after he asked a question about the Republican health care plan. Now, to be fair, that basically is the Republican health care plan.â â SETH MEYERS
âThe G.O.P. health care plan is so bad, Republicans would rather body slam reporters than answer a question about it. His response to the question was to give the reporter a pre-existing condition.â â SETH MEYERS
Jimmy Fallon made a reference to a recent âTonight Showâ guest, the actor Dwayne Johnson, known as The Rock, who has executed his own share of body slams.
âSome Republicans are defending him, saying the body slam wasnât a big deal â which they may regret in three years, when The Rock runs for president.â â JIMMY FALLON
And Jimmy Kimmel poked some fun at the reporter, Ben Jacobs, who tweeted immediately after his altercation with Mr. Gianforte: