Trump accused of encouraging attacks on journalists with CNN body-slam tweet
CNN statement says president ‘involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office’ while Ben Sasse says he is ‘trying to weaponise distrust’
Donald Trump was on Sunday accused of encouraging his supporters to attack journalists, after he tweeted a video of himself at a pro-wrestling event throwing to the floor a man with a CNN logo for a head.
The video, sent as CNN broadcast its Sunday talk show State of the Union, came the morning after an appearance from Trump at an event in Washington honouring veterans, in which he used his speech to further his attacks on the press and broadcasters. “The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House. But I’m president, and they’re not,” he said.