‘Isn’t pro wrestling fake?’: The Internet reacts to Trump’s latest threat to CNN with humor — and horror
Early Sunday morning Twitter users expressed a range of reactions to President Donald Trump’s less than presidential decision to post an animated gif of himself pummeling a grappler with a CNN logo over his face.
The Tweet is possibly the most bizarre thing he’s done since becoming the leader of the free world.
On a holiday weekend when previous presidents spend time sending out patriotic messages, Trump has furiously attacked the media on Twitter, labeling the “Morning Joe” hosts on MSNBC as, “Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika.”
Then came Sunday morning and the bizarre wrestling video tweet, leading popular singer John Legend to simply tweet: “25th Amendment” – the Constitutional blueprint for replacing the president when he or she can no longer be able to fulfill their duties.
Other’s were just appalled and you can read their reactions below:
Isn’t pro wrestling fake?
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 2, 2017
I wonder if Trump knows something we don’t about the investigation, because he’s a bit more unhinged than usual right now.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 2, 2017
this is a new low. https://t.co/gEgK3A9muJ
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) July 2, 2017
3 days after Sarah Sanders said Trump doesn’t promote violence, Trump tweets video of himself punching CNN https://t.co/UirubwFeDi
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) July 2, 2017
More proof for my central theory of the Trump presidency: every day is worse than the day before, and will be as long as he’s there. https://t.co/eJR6UdNC3y
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) July 2, 2017
Twitter Terms of Service, Mr President. pic.twitter.com/pow4WNDSYS
— Katie Jacobs Stanton (@KatieS) July 2, 2017
“We needed Gorsuch to stop the decay of society!”
*cheers Trump tweeting wrestling CNN meme*
— Rich Seviora (@RichSeviora) July 2, 2017
I’d posit that Trump’s attacks against CNN serve to fortify its legitimacy among people who don’t take their cues from wrestling videos.
— jake (@jakebeckman) July 2, 2017
Pro wrestling is the correct metaphor for Trump’s assault on the media. https://t.co/ZPVrXGQNbF
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) July 2, 2017
Former Monty Python member John Cleese called this a week ago:
The average Trump supporter seems like someone who goes regularly to watch professional wrestling, without having any idea that it’s fixed
— John Cleese (@JohnCleese) June 22, 2017