This tweet culminated a freakish week of Trump attacks on the media.
“They have been more than willing to talk to us and engage us”, he said.
People care about jobs, defeating terrorism, preventing election hacks and the like, she said.
In a lengthy post on the popular social media site, Solo apologized for past anti-Semitic posts, and to CNN for the video.
A video posted five days ago by user “HanAssholeSolo” shows a man in a business suit, with the CNN logo superimposed over his head, getting slammed into the floor outside a wrestling ring by Trump. Trump added the hastags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN, for “fraud news network”.
CNN denounced the president at the time and said the tweet would “encourage violence against reporters”. However, a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that 69 percent of Americans say Trump’s use of Twitter is “reckless and distracting”, while only 21 percent say it’s “effective and informative”.
But significant numbers of Americans apparently approve of the smackdown video.
Few human beings are as obsessed with Twitter as Trump.
By Monday, the post had been retweeted 295,000 times.
This week, Trump had launched a crude personal attack on Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who headline the Morning Joe program on the left-leaning MSNBC cable network. He also implied that his critics are wrong to suggest that it is beneath the office of the presidency to attack rivals on Twitter.
Before impeachment, which requires a two-thirds majority in each house of Congress, Trump could be stripped of access to his second-most important platform after the White House: Twitter.
The Telegraph pointed out that during the campaign period, the Republican Party presidential candidate told voters if he would win, Trump would be too busy to visit the golf courses he owns.
“I am extremely pleased to see that [CNN] has finally been exposed as [fake news] and garbage journalism”, read a July 1 tweet by Trump. “We need a bully who will fight for people like me who don’t have a voice”. “This is the same level or more access that we had with the Obama administration”.
Most of the “fake news” media interpreted the “fake” wrestling match as a real threat of violence against them. “I hope they don’t”.
Though a majority of respondents have voiced support of Trump’s media campaign, the President’s media presence has drawn criticism from both sides of the aisle. “It’s clear he’s alienating a significant chunk of the people who voted for him in the fall”, Hindman said.