The altered wrestling video shows Trump punching a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his head.
President Donald Trump is continuing his feud against the media. On Sunday morning, he tweeted a video showing him punching a man with the CNN logo superimposed on his head during a WWE wrestling match.
The video follows Trump’s series of tweets Saturday where he renewed his resentment against what he called the “fake and fraudulent” media. He defended his amount of tweeting as “modern day presidential” and called out CNN saying, “I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!”
The original video footage is from WrestleMania 23 in 2007 when Trump went up against WWE CEO Vince McMahon during a “Battle of the Billionaires” match. Both Trump and McMahon chose wrestlers to represent them in the ring.
While the origins of who created the video are not clear, The Associated Press reports that the video was posted several days ago on Reddit with the title “Trump takes down fake news.” The user – who reportedly has a history of posting videos with anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant language – wrote Sunday about being “honored” Trump used the video.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
SOURCE: Arlene Washington
The Hollywood Reporter