After the fiasco he had created with ‘Morning Joe’ hosts, Trump continues his tirade on Twitter, this time targeting CNN.
The tweet consists of a clip from Trump’s short-lived wrestling career in which he is seen taking down franchise owner Vince McMahon and then proceeding to punch him in the head, except McMahon’s head has been replaced with the CNN logo.
The badly edited video had been uploaded to a pro-Trump forum earlier in the week.
CNN has since responded, accusing Trump of inciting violence against the media.
Ana Navarro, a panelist on ABC morning show and a regular political commentator, who happens to be a Republican said: “It is an incitement to violence. He is going to get somebody killed in the media.”
Donald Trump has been in a long-running feud with most left-wing cable new networks, with CNN getting the brunt of it as he dubbed the network “Fake News” during his campaigning days.
CNN has not backed off as they continue their criticism towards Trump. CNN’s White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta who has taken some direct heat from the President tweeted, “Isn’t pro-wrestling fake?”
CNN’s communication team too tweeted a sarcastic response. They responded with a quote by White House’s press officer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying, “The President in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.”
Trump’s strange tweet came a day after he declared his use of social media “modern-day presidential”.
Just a week earlier Trump attacked MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezezinski, which brought in waves of criticism from the both Republicans and Democrats. Since then the White House has fumbled to defend the president, saying the mainstream media shamelessly attacks the president and that his response was merely a retaliation.