July 2nd, 2017 – President Trump again took to Twitter Sunday morning to continue his attack on the media. This time, he drew inspiration from his time with the WWE and shared a video of himself attacking a figure just outside the ring. His opponent? A man with the CNN logo covering his face who fell victim to Trump’s punches.
The president used his newly crafted acronym for the hashtag. Earlier in the weekend, Trump shared with his Twitter followers that he was thinking about changing “Fake News CNN” to “Fraud News CNN.”
Perhaps letting the irony of using a fake sporting event to call out fake news pass him by, the president has used this most recent tweet to call out media coverage he feels has unfairly targeted him. Leading up to the holiday weekend, Trump spent some time on Twitter attacking MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
With the escalating war Trump has waged on the free press, many have questioned his tactics and asked White House aides if his actions have gone too far or should be seen as inciting violence.