Donald Trump makes arse of himself by posting fake video attacking reporter

funny shit 03/07/2017

US President Donald Trump has stepped up his feud with the media by tweeting a mock video of himself tackling and striking a man with a CNN logo super-imposed in place of his head, followed by a logo saying "Fraud News Network".

CNN has responded by accusing Mr Trump of encouraging violence against reporters and engaging in "juvenile behaviour".

The video appeared to be a modified version of a 2007 appearance by Mr Trump at World Wrestling Entertainment's WrestleMania 23 promotion, in which Trump "takes down" WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

In Sunday's video, Mr McMahon's head has been replaced with the CNN logo.

After Trump appears to beat on the CNN effigy, a logo, "FNN Fraud News Network" appears at the bottom of the screen in script similar to that of CNN.

As a presidential candidate and as commander-in-chief, Mr Trump has repeatedly made known his disdain for the media, calling it "the enemy of the American people" and frequently referring to mainstream news organisations as "failing" or "fake news". He has been particularly scathing of CNN.

The video takes his criticism to a new level and drew criticism from the news organisation and on social media.

"It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters," CNN said in a statement.