Trump's Twitter Pummeling Of CNNPlay
In a doctored video, the president body-slams the press.
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New York Times: Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground — "President Trump posted a short video to his Twitter account on Sunday in which he is portrayed wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been replaced by the logo for CNN. The video, about 28 seconds long, appears to be an edited clip from a years-old appearance by Mr. Trump in WrestleMania, an annual professional wrestling event. The clip ends with an onscreen restyling of the CNN logo as 'FNN: Fraud News Network.'"
Washington Post: Lawmakers blast Trump’s ‘crude, false, and unpresidential’ CNN tweet — "The video, which reportedly originated on Reddit last week, was quickly blasted on social media as not befitting of the office of the president and appearing to promote violence against CNN’s journalists. Trump has long had an antagonistic relationship with the cable news network, often accusing it of being 'Fake News.'"
This segment aired on July 3, 2017.