Media Horrified After Trump Tweets Video Body-Slamming CNN
Journalists reacted in horror Sunday morning after President Trump tweeted a fake video that showed him body-slamming “fraud news” CNN in a fake wrestling match.
While many of the president’s supporters online reacted to the video with humor, the consensus among journalists seemed to be that Trump was inciting violence against the media.
“It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters,” CNN said in a statement responding to the tweet.
ABC News’ chief political analyst Matthew Dowd claimed Trump is “advocating violence against media” and demanded Republican leaders “put country over party” in response to the fake video of fake wrestling.
CNN commentator Ana Navarro called the tweet “an incitement to violence” in an appearance on ABC News. “He is going to get somebody killed in the media,” she claimed.
New York Times reporter Alan Rappeport called the president’s tweet “A call for violence against the media.”
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz took the fake video seriously in an interview with Homeland Security adviser Thomas Bossert.
“That seems like a threat,” Raddatz asserted. “No one would perceive that as a threat,” Bossert replied.