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Trump Dubs Social Media Use ‘Modern Day Presidential’

POTUS wrestles CNN, slams critics, and praises veterans in flurry of tweets.

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President Donald J. Trump posted a flurry of tweets on Sunday that included a looped clip of his 10-year-old WrestleMania match that had been doctored to feature CNN’s logo superimposed onto the head of his opponent, WWE CEO Vince McMahon. Mr. Trump captioned the footage, “#FraudNewsCNN #FNN.” The President’s tweet came days after White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated, “The President in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.”

In a statement issued Sunday morning CNN responded to the video saying, “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.”

CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted his own response asking, “Isn’t pro wrestling fake?” to which the President replied, “Yes, just like your coverage.”

Mr. Trump’s latest attack on the media follows Saturday morning’s tweets in which he called the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, “crazy” and “dumb as a rock” respectively. The President’s insults were met with bipartisan criticism, with some calling the comments “sexist” and “inappropriate,” and the President’s use of social media “unpresidential.”

On Saturday evening the President hit back tweeting, “My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!” Over the course of the weekend the former Celebrity Apprentice host referred to the media “dishonest,” “fake,” and “fraudulent,” specifically calling out CNN tweeting, “I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN.”

In addition to his critical tweets about the media the President wished Canadians Happy Canada Day, gave a shout out to our country’s veterans and posted a link to a statement released by The White House regarding the House’s passage of Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. Both bills would tighten policies regarding criminals who are in the country illegally. Regardless of whether people believe the President’s use of social media, and Twitter in particular, to be “unpresidential” or “modern day presidential,” as Mr. Trump himself put it, it is certainly unprecedented.

 

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