Recently, the White House has confirmed that Donald Trump’s CNN wrestling video wasn’t from the popular message boards, Reddit. Many political figures have been triggered by the video as it implies violence against the media. Previously, Trump has also antagonized the news company through other means.
According to ABC News’ report, a White House official confirmed that the video the President used wasn’t from Reddit. However, the official didn’t mention further details about where Donald Trump got the video. Usually, videos like this one can be found in online communities to serve as a humorous quip among other people. However, Trump’s current position as a president puts him in a hot seat for posting this on his twitter.
As seen on his official Twitter, the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, can be seen slamming and beating up a person in a World Wrestling Entertainment area. The footage for this clip was taken from his appearance in the 23rd WWE Wrestlemania in 2007 where he attacks WWE CEO Vince McMahon. This event happened nine years before Trump was elected as president and had brief appearances in the wrestling entertainment.
Before this post, the president has previously showed his animosity towards CNN in his previous posts. Trump has repeatedly tagged CNN as a “fake news” site in his Twitter. In behalf of CNN, CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter replied to Trump’s video, saying the president shouldn’t be encouraging violence against reporters and focus on his presidential duties .
“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 our jobs, He should start doing his,” said Stelter on Twitter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017