Donald Trump is continuing his war on journalism and CNN in particular. He took to Twitter to post an unsettling and perplexing video of himself from a 2007 WWE fight in which the reality star turned president throws WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to the ground and repeatedly punches him. The video Trump posted to social media features the CNN logo imposed over McMahon's face. Trump posted the edited video along with the hashtags "#FraudNewsCNN #FNN." You can watch the video above. Brian Stelter of CNN tweeted that the edited video was first created and posted to a Reddit thread four days ago. One of the top comments in the thread reads "CNN IS ISIS."
Ironically just last week deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders remarked, “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary. "
Brian Stelter, who is CNN's Senior Media Correspondent, also posted a statement from the news organization responding to the disturbing video. The statement read:
"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 Vladmir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his healthcare 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."
You can also watch CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta's take below.