Trump stayed on the attack later in the day, stating on Twitter that "the dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE!"
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, whom Trump labeled "fake news" at a February 16 news conference, wryly asked in a tweet, "Isn't pro wrestling fake?"
The video escalates an ongoing war of words between Trump and the cable news outlet. And I think that importantly here, he's a genuine president expressing himself genuinely.
On Thursday, Mr. Trump slammed CNN after three staffers resigned from the network, after their reporting on a Trump associate's financial ties to Russian Federation was retracted. Trump's tweet was the latest in the series of attacks on media who he accused of promoting fake news.
The Reddit user who allegedly created President Trump's CNN-takedown meme is offering an apology to the media after erasing his online history. But superimposed over the face of McMahon was the CNN logo.
CNN is one of many USA mainstream media outlets that Trump has accused of publishing "fake" stories about him since being elected president.
The tweet went ubiquitous on social media and sparked outrage among the journalists.
U.S. homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert defended Trump's video, saying it demonstrated the president's "genuine ability to communicate to the people".
Today, we received a death threat from one of our readers.
On Saturday, Trump claimed on Twitter that his use of social media is "modern day presidential".style="text-align: center;"