[7/3/17/SPUTNIK] Donald Trump’s crusade against several mainstream media outlets has continued on Sunday with the US President posting a video of himself “beating” a person whose face has been replaced by a CNN logo.
Trump abstained from explaining why he posted such footage and added only the hashtags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN.
Trump was supposedly referring to a recent scandal involving CNN, when the media outlet took down an article on June 24 that suggested the US Senate Intelligence Committee was looking into the meeting of Trump’s aide Anthony Scaramucci and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) CEO Kirill Dmitriev. The article was retracted, and three CNN reporters who had worked on the story resigned.
CNN mocked Trump’s tweet citing White House deputy press secretary Sarah Sanders as saying that the US president “in no way form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017