After US president Donald Trump posted a GIF on Twitter which showed him literally punching the CNN logo, the news channel came out with a response late on Sunday.
CNN statement responding to the president: "We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his." pic.twitter.com/Gn1YRA2DRG
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 2, 2017
Trump on Sunday posted a 28-second video in which he is seen bodyslamming a professional wrestling "villain" outside a wrestling ring. Trump then pummels the man, whose face is covered by the CNN logo, repeatedly on the head. It was not clear who produced the brief video, which appeared to be a doctored version of Trump's 2007 appearance on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.
Trump is known for accusing the channel of "fake news".
Meanwhile, Australian comedian Mark Humpharies tweeted a satirical video showing how "CNN" responded to Donald Trump's GIF.
In the video, Mark, playing "CNN" with the logo superimposed on his face, told viewers about the assault by the president and how it has been bullied by the president online ever since he joined the presidential race in 2016.
"CNN" added that it has exposed the president's lies several times.
Referring to Trump's refusal to take a question from a CNN reporter during his press meeting in January, "CNN" added that the asking questions is one of its favourite jobs.
"CNN" added that it never thought Trump would get "physical" even though he has boasted of having assaulted several people in the past.
"I was shocked when the president grabbed me by the pixel," "CNN" said.
With inputs from agencies
Published Date: Jul 04, 2017 14:44 PM | Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 19:50 PM