The Trump Effect: Greg Gianforte and the Normalisation of Violence

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(Original post at Tremr)

On 24th May, Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte body-slammed a Guardian reporter after he asked a question about healthcare. The next day, Gianforte won Montana’s special election with an assault charge hanging over his head. The incident epitomises a worrying acceptance of immorality in US politics, one due in no small part to the normalisation of Donald Trump.

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