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Trump tweets bonkers video of him literally beating up CNN and WTF is actually happening

U.S. President Donald Trump has once again proved he has zero-chill on Twitter, tweeting a doctored video of him punching CNN.

The video was tweeted on Sunday and is taken from Trump’s appearance at a WWE wrestling event in 2007.

In that event, Trump – who was just a lowly real estate tycoon at the time – ran in and attacked WWE franchise owner Vince McMahon.

Some whiz-kid took the original video clip and altered it so that Vince McMahon’s head is now the CNN logo. It was then apparently posted to Reddit and ended up on pro-Trump subreddit and all-around cesspit r/the_Donald.

From there it somehow got into Trump’s tiny hands, and he thought it would be a good idea to share it with the world. Like most things Trump, it was a bad idea. Terrifyingly, it once again proves that the man with the power to nuke worlds has no impulse control. Yikes.

Since taking office, Trump has been at war with reporters in general but has often singled out CNN as “fake news”.

As we all know, wrestling is fake too. So does this mean Trump is a fake president? Unfortunately not.

In an official statement, CNN condemned the tweet as “juvenile behaviour” that encourages “violence against reporters”.

The violence against reporters part is no exaggeration in the current state of American politics. Last month, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte made headlines when he “body-slammed” a reporter for asking him questions.

Gianforte was promptly charged and is currently doing hard time for assault. I’m just kidding. He won Montana’s congressional seat and got 40 hours of community service and 20 hours of anger management. Oh, and a hefty $385 fine, too!

Democratic politicians have been quick to condemn Trump’s latest tweet, calling it “unpresidential”, “encouraging of violence” and a “threat to democracy”, among other things.

Trump’s CNN-punching tweet comes on the heels of his Thursday tweets, which made personal attacks on “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Even Republicans had trouble with those ones:

As noted by Late Show host Stephen Colbert, Trump’s Twitter tirades are ironic in lieu of Melania Trump’s anti-cyberbullying platform. If she really wants to help solve this issue, maybe she can start with her husband?

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