More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.
During Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET hour, MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin just naturally assumed that President Trump deserved blame for Montana congressional candidate Creg Gianforte assaulting a reporter: “And how much blame should President Trump get, considering some of the rhetoric that we’ve heard from this president and – well, before he was president – and from the candidate himself?”
That question was first directed at former Illinois Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, whose response focused solely on denouncing Gianforte’s actions. Melvin then repeated his Trump-bashing question to Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons: “How much blame should the President get? How much responsibility should he bear given a fair amount of the rhetoric that’s been aimed at the media?”