Donald Trump tweets out video of himself beating up CNN
Donald Trump was criticized by members of both parties over his tweets this week, but it appears the U.S. president has defiantly decided to push the boundaries further.
On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted out an old video from the days when he was involved in the wrestling world.
In the video, a man is standing ringside, next to a prone referee. The man’s face is covered by the CNN logo.
Trump bursts into the scene, and delivers a clothesline to the CNN man before attacking him further on the ground.
There was no comment accompanying the video other than “#FraudNewsCNN #FNN.”
The video was posted on reddit Thursday on a message board titled “Trump takes down fake news.”
CNN responded by suggesting Trump was involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office and by suggesting White House Deputy Press Secretary lied earlier this week.
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN said in a statement. “Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”
WATCH: original video from 1997
Trump has come under fire this week after attacking the hosts of CNBC’s Morning Joe on Twitter.
On Thursday, Trump initially called Mika Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and alleged that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when she visited his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida around New Year’s Eve. He also called Joe Scarborough “Psycho Joe.”
The tweets had both Republicans and Democrats calling for the president to change his ways on social media.
He continued to feud with the Brzezinski and Scarborough on Twitter while also attacking CNN and NBC.
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On Saturday, he appeared to defend his actions on Twitter, declaring his use of social media to be “MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL.”
Later in the evening, he gave a speech in Washington in which he continued his attacks on the media.
“The fake media is trying to silence us, but we will not let them,” he said. “The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House. But I’m president, and they’re not.”
With file from Reuters
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