President Donald Trump has officially gone way too far.
Ever since Trump’s political career started, he has made a point of making senseless attacks against the news media. However, those attacks took a dangerous and violent turn this week as Trump blasted out a video that appears to show him physically assaulting journalists.
The new video being circulated by Trump has been doctored to show Trump physically beating an enemy who’s supposed to represent CNN. The video clip is a doctored version of footage from Trump’s appearance on a wrestling broadcast in 2007.
See for yourself – Trump is promoting a video that shows him lashing out violently at the news media (via Twitter):
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
President Donald Trump posted a video to Twitter on Sunday that depicts him punching a physical representation of CNN in the face, the latest escalation in his ongoing war against the news media and one that raised the specter of actual violence.
The video posted Sunday morning to Trump’s Twitter feed is of an actual 2007 staged spectacle in a wrestling arena, when Trump, then a reality TV star, brought WWE head Vince McMahon to the ground in their “battle of the billionaires.” But the video was edited with CNN’s logo imposed on McMahon’s face.
In the video, Trump spends about 10 seconds punching the opponent with the CNN logo before the now-President walks away, seemingly unscathed.
The video concludes with an image similar to CNN’s logo, but with the acronym FNN — representing “Fraud News Network,” Trump’s latest moniker for one of his most frequent media targets.
This is absolutely ridiculous – there is no good reason for the president of the United States to be acting this way.
The good news is that Trump’s blatantly stupid stunt is getting firmly rejected from people in the media and political world.
Read more, from Time:
“It is an incitement to violence,” Republican strategist Ana Navarro, who is a commentator on CNN, said on This Week. “He is going to get somebody killed in the media.”
CNN at first responded on Twitter by simply quoting White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said only days earlier that Trump “in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.”
The cable news network later called it “a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters.
Trump has gone too far – he’s done for!