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BEATDOWN: Media Horrified After Trump Tweets Video Body-Slamming CNN (VIDEO)

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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 Down claimed Trump is “advocating violence against media” and demanded Republican leaders “put country over party” in response to the fake video of fake wrestling.

“Around the world, journalists are murdered with impunity on a regular basis,” Poynter managing editor Ben Mullin gravely stated. “This isn’t funny.”

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.

The Washington Post headlined its news coverage of the tweet, “Trump appears to promote violence against CNN with tweet.” WaPo reporter David Nakamura wrote: “A day after defending his use of social media as befitting a ‘modern day’ president, President Trump appeared to promote violence against CNN in a tweet.”

Atlantic editor David Frum similarly took the president’s tweet to mean that he was encouraging violence against the media.

New York Magazine writer Frank Rich called the president’s tweet “insanity” and “an attempt that might be successful to drum up violence against journalists.”


MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin suggested that the fake video proved wrong deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statement that “The president in no way, form, or fashion has ever encouraged any form of violence.” Numerous other journalists on Twitter expressed similar sentiments about the fake video.

“Did Greg Gianforte inspire this?” New York Magazine writer Yashar Ali wondered, before comparing the president’s tweet to Kathy Griffin’s mock beheading of the president.

“This is sick. This is disturbing. This is pathological. This is violent. This is reckless. This is authoritarian,” wrote Mother Jones editor David Corn, who is also an MSNBC analyst.

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  • Maxine Waters has a low IQ

    It was a thing of beauty. The guy makes me laugh everyday. Obama enraged me everyday.

  • Trey Von Dinkis

    The fraud Leftist media HAS:

    1) Overtly threatened the life of the president.
    2) Overtly threatened the lives of his wife and his children.
    3) LIED about and smeared the president, his wife, children, and staff repeatedly.
    4) Made continual slime smears as to his thinking, mental state, his appearance, his handshakes, his golf game, and virtually every other aspect of his daily life.
    5) Number 4 above also has applied to his entire family, with respect to their lives. These include comments that have been racist, sexist, and even pornographic.
    6) Colluded to smear him incessantly with baseless and completely fabricated legal issues, claiming hysterical and very serious crimes, without one single shred of evidence or justification.
    7) They have done ALL of the above for more than 2 YEARS straight.

    Trump has the RIGHT to DEFEND himself AGAINST the attacks of the fraud Leftist media (or anyone else) – in any fashion he deems necessary.

  • randy smith

    The left can dish it, but they can’t take it. Besides spouting evil propaganda, the media has no sense of humor. Love my President! Happy 4th of July – MAGA!

  • 4godandcountry

    OH! ya mean like a “play” in central park about the homicide of a “leader”? or a demented red head holding the decapitated head of the POTUS?…the continuous bvllsh!t about Russia…of which 0 was true?…I think POTUS makes a point in less then 140 that I agree with 100%…I LOVE this president…he is on our side MAGA..This the best July 4th in 35 years.

  • okydokyartichoky

    The left can be as horrified as they want, they ALL spew their hatered of Trump and want him GONE. The left is VIOLENT . Do you see Republicans acting crazy since Obama started the hatred how many yrs ago? I memory serves it was the Tn Professor O got involved w and then we went to Ferguson and it hasn’t stopped yer.

  • JoanieBaloney

    The media has done themselves in. MAGA.