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CNN accused President Donald Trump of encouraging violence against journalists after he posted a video on social media showing himself body slamming and repeatedly punching a man with the cable news network’s logo superimposed on his face.
In the latest escalation of his war with the US news media the footage showed Mr Trump during a choreographed appearance attacking a rival at WrestleMania in 2007.
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN responded in a statement. Carl Bernstein, the Watergate journalist who is now a CNN commentator, called the video “very disturbing”
They said his engagement in increasingly vicious feuds with the news media and individual TV presenters on Twitter was demeaning the office of president and overshadowing attempts in Congress to push forward his legislative agenda including healthcare and tax reform.
However, Mr Trump vowed to continue his combative approach. He wrote on Twitter: “My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media.
This is the entire video. How many vids have I seen of Donald Trump getting body slammed. Trump is confronting lying leftist propagandists!!
and here is President Trump getting bodyslammed
Didn’t actually watch the clip, but according to reports elsewhere, the man whose head the CNN logo is slapped over is none other than WWE owner Vince McMahon.
In any case, liberal media is once again showing they have zero sense of humor regarding criticism of the way they do business.
Apparently, it was a clip from years ago when wrestling was more popular than it is today and Mcmahon and Trump had a bet on something and Trump won so Mcmahon had to shave his hair off. Trump just got someone to put the CNN logo on Mcmahon. I get the feeling Trump just likes jerking the media around. Might be better for him to stick to his job but I don’t think he plans to.