After a Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump that featured a violent anti-CNN clip, the news network is pushing back on Trump’s "juvenile behavior."
Theirs is the latest example of a news organization pushing back on Trump’s "fake news" narrative.
The statement reads:
It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters. 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 out jobs. He should start doing his.
To recap, on Sunday morning Trump tweeted the following:
Yes, that’s correct: The president of the United States tweeted a poorly edited wrestling video in which Trump tackles a man whose face is obscured by the CNN logo. Per CNN’s Brian Stelter, the anti-CNN clip appears to be a fan-made video posted on a pro-Trump Reddit thread earlier this week. The re-mixed video’s source material appears to be from Trump’s infamous 2007 WWE broadcast.
Trump’s Sunday morning tweet is just the latest in a series of tantrums regarding what he perceives as "fake news" about himself and his administration. While addressing a crowd of veterans during a rally held Saturday, Trump complained that the "fake media" is trying to silence him and his supporters.
"The fake media is trying to silence us, but we will not let them, because the people know the truth," he said. "The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not."
He also spent much of the previous week lashing out at the media through various tweet storms, including one in which he attacked Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, specifically.
CNN is the latest news organization to push back heavily against Trump’s behavior. In June, the New York Times published an op-ed that devoted an entire page of the section to a catalogue of lies the president has told since taking office in January.
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