Trump mocks CNN by tweeting a video of him wrestling 'CNN'
On Sunday, Trump tweeted a video of himself at a pro-wrestling event throwing to the floor a man with a CNN logo for a head.
In the 28-second video, Trump, dressed in a suit, is seen knocking down another man in a suit who is standing next to a wrestling ring. Trump then pummels the man, whose face is covered by the CNN logo, repeatedly over the head.
At the end of the video, a fake CNN logo appears in the lower right corner of the screen with the words "FNN: Fraud News Network." (AFP)
Last week, 3 CNN journalists resigned after an article on Russia-Trump relations was retracted by the network. Report author Thomas Frank and two senior CNN Investigations Unit figures Eric Lichtblau and Lex Haris resigned over the story.
CNN said the article was taken down since “some standard editorial processes were not followed when the article was published”.
Trump took this opportunity to attack CNN and the media in general.
He wrote on Twitter: “Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!” (Reuters)
The feud between Trump and Kelly started on August 6, 2015, at the first Republican presidential debate. In a question directed at Trump, Kelly said, “You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”
After the debate, Trump took to Twitter, where he wrote, “Wow, @megynkelly really bombed tonight. People are going wild on twitter! Funny to watch.”
Days later, Trump said Kelly had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever".
Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who was a candidate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, is no stranger to Trump’s sexist comments.
In September 2015, Trump mocked Fiorina’s appearance.
"Look at that face! ... Would anyone vote for that?" Trump was quoted asking while watching Fiorina on the news. "I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not [supposed to] say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"