The Latest on President Donald Trump:
President Donald Trump is describing his war with the media as a contest between journalists and the needs of his constituents. One of his latest tweets is drawing swift criticism from the press.
Trump tweeted a video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit – his face obscured by the CNN logo – outside a wrestling ring. The video appears to be a doctored version of Trump’s 2007 appearance at a World Wrestling Entertainment event.
Trump stayed on the attack later in the day, stating on Twitter that “the dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE!”
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is condemning a tweet President Donald Trump sent out Sunday, in which he appears to pummel a man whose face is covered with the CNN logo.
Executive Director Bruce Brown called the post a “threat of physical violence against journalists.”
Brown said the tweet was “beneath the office of the presidency,” adding “no one should be threatened with physical harm for doing their jobs.”
Trump tweeted a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by the CNN logo — outside a wrestling ring.
The White House hasn’t responded to questions about the tweet. But White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert told ABC that he thinks “no one would perceive that as a threat.”