President Trump tweeted a funny video of himself in a WWE setting with an opponent who has the CNN logo for a head. It’s pretty funny but the pearl clutchers in our liberal media are freaking out.
Here’s the tweet with the video:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
This is from the New York Times:
Cartoonish in quality, the video is an unorthodox way for a sitting president to express himself. But Mr. Trump has ratcheted up his attacks on the news media in recent days — assailing CNN and crudely insulting the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” — while defending his use of social media as “modern day presidential.”
In a speech on Saturday at a faith rally in Washington, Mr. Trump was met with cheers when he referred to CNN as “garbage journalism” and said: “The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House. But I’m president, and they’re not.”
The wrestling video, which was also posted to the official @POTUS Twitter account, stirred criticism, disbelief and dumbfoundedness. Some journalists denounced its portrayal of violence as dangerous, saying it could incite attacks or threats against news media employees.
“I think it is unseemly that the president would attack journalists for doing their jobs, and encourage such anger at the media,” said Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times.
CNN went nuts:
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
This is not normal. It's very important to say that. https://t.co/EFp4bYIld4
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 2, 2017
Here are the best Twitter reactions to the liberal media freakout:
I want to see what happens if Trump stages Julius Caesar with Jim Acosta as Julius.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 2, 2017
Your employer sponsored a play stabbing Trump to death.
When you've lost the moral high ground… https://t.co/UtDqG4YvYa
— Google "CNN,175,Sue" (@NolteNC) July 2, 2017
Media then: violent lefty rhetoric had nothing to do with the Scalise shooting
Media now: Trump's wrestling GIF will get journos killed.
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) July 2, 2017
Scalise was out of the news in 4 days. Let's watch how long this lasts
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 2, 2017
A Media outlet trying to ban the President from talking directly to the people so we have to use them as a gatekeeper.
This is CNN https://t.co/SSqXeu6HEK
— Lee Doren (@LDoren) July 2, 2017
This tweet will cause a breach in news cycle time-space, making a black hole to swallow all media into its vortexhttps://t.co/e0b7s79noF
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 2, 2017