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President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video of him taking down “CNN” in a WWE match.

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Trump, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, allowed the promotion to use the Donald’s Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, N.J., to host both WrestleMania IV and WrestleMania V in years past. In 2007, he made a surprise appearance and was pitted against WWE chief Vince McMahon.

The video he tweeted was taken from WrestleMania 23 in 2007 when Trump faced McMahon in the “battle of the billionaires” fight. In the moment, Trump “bodyslammed” McMahon and later shaved his head.


Someone then edited the CNN logo over McMahon’s head. The video gained popularity on sub-Reddit /the_Donald/. “This is just unbelievable. I am in love with our President,” one user wrote on the sub-Reddit. “This is the best 4th of July weekend I could ever ask for. Thank you, Mr. President Trump, we do not deserve you,” added another. “One of the greatest moments in American history right there. No one will ever top that,” wrote another user.

Trump tweeted the hashtags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN, as part of an ongoing media war with the network. “I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!” he tweeted.

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CNN at first responded on Twitter by simply quoting White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said only days earlier that Trump “in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.”

The cable news network later called it “a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters.

Trump constantly slams the mainstream media as purveyors of “fake news,” using a term that a number of media outlets began using in concert about six months ago to describe the rise of hoaxes and false, misleading stories that were spread via social media.

Over the weekend, Trump also wrote that “the FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media,” but, he added, that he “won the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did. We will continue to WIN!”

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