In a bizarre rebuttal as part of his ongoing feud with CNN, President Donald Trump posted a video of him punching the logo of the news network on Twitter on Sunday.
In the 28-second video, Trump 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 over the head.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
The 10-year-old staged video is from WrestleMania 23, in which Trump competed against his friend and WWE head Vince McMahon, reports The Hill.
The stunt was part of a promotion dubbed 'The Battle of the Billionaires', with each man agreeing to let the other shave his head if his wrestler lost.
At the end of the video, however, a fake CNN logo appears in the lower right corner of the screen with the words 'FNN: Fraud News Network'.
The outburst comes in the backdrop of his Twitter tirade aimed at "exposing" the fake news culture at CNN, NBC and other news networks.
This week, Trump had launched a crude personal attack on Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who headline the Morning Joe program on the left-leaning MSNBC cable network.
In his recent Twitter post, Trump retorted to name-calling and labelled Brzezinski as "crazy" and "low IQ"and called Joe a "psycho". Amid a torrent of criticism over his use of social media for picking on people, Trump doubled down on Saturday.
My use of social media is not Presidential - it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
Previously, Trump blasted CNN as "fake news" and "garbage journalism" platform in a series of tweets.
"I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and garbage journalism. It's about time!," Trump said.
"I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!," another of his tweet said.
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Jul 04, 2017 19:02 PM